Macdermott, Henry

Soldier and later wine merchant who was Mayor of Sydney in 1845, and an advocate for working men, before bankruptcy forced him out of local politics.

Milestone
Born
County Roscommon, Ireland
1798
Arrived Sydney
1827
Died
Sydney
01 Feb 1848
Occupation
Position
01 Nov 1842 - 16 Aug 1847
1846

Macdermott, Henry

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Arriving as a soldier with the 39th Regiment in 1827, Henry Macdermott decided to stay, and built a business and a reputation as a radical politician.