Daniel Egan

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Daniel Egan
9th Mayor of Sydney
In office
Preceded byWilliam Edward Thurlow
Succeeded byGeorge Thorton
Personal details
Born(1803-01-01)1 January 1803
Windsor, New South Wales
Died16 October 1870(1870-10-16) (aged 67)
Watsons Bay, New South Wales

Daniel Egan (1 January 1803 – 16 October 1870) was an Australian politician. Egan served as Mayor of Sydney in 1853 and was also a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Egan was born in Windsor, New South Wales and was a foreman at the Government Dockyards, Sydney from 1824 to its closure in 1835, he then went into business and acquired several trading and whaling vessels but went bankrupt in 1843 and later became a wine and spirit merchant. He became an alderman of the Sydney City Council on its creation in 1842, rising to mayor in 1853, he purchased two 40-acre (16 ha) blocks of land in Beacon Hill in 1857.

Egan was elected to the Legislative Council on 1 April 1854, representing the Pastoral District of Maneroo. In April 1856 he was elected at the first election to the Legislative Assembly, representing Maneroo, which was renamed Monaro in 1858. From 1859 to 1869 he represented Eden and from 1870 to his death he represented Monaro. From 27 October 1868 until his death he was the Postmaster-General of New South Wales.

Egan died at his home in Watsons BayMap, New South Wales.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr Daniel Egan (1803–1870)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.


Political offices
Preceded by
William Edward Thurlow
Mayor of Sydney
Succeeded by
George Thornton
New South Wales Legislative Council
Preceded by
Arthur Jeffreys
Member for Pastoral District of Maneroo
Council replaced
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
New parliament Member for Maneroo
Succeeded by
as Member for Monaro
Preceded by
as Member for Maneroo
Member for Monaro
Succeeded by
Alexander Hamilton
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Eden
Succeeded by
Henry Clarke
Preceded by
William Grahame
Member for Monaro
Succeeded by
James Hart