Arthur Mancer

Commission Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1898 1925
  • Alexandria alderman Arthur Mancer (Truth 7 December 1913, p. 9)

Family background

Arthur William Mancer was born on 5 November 1863 at Chippendale, NSW, the son of Alfred William Mancer and Caroline Hinds. He married Eliza Matilda Wooler (1861-1938) on 31 December 1880 at Sydney, and they had two sons and eight daughters. Arthur Mancer died at Manly, NSW, on 1 June 1942, aged 79 years; he was buried at Manly Cemetery in the Catholic section. Mancer left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £796. He lived in Laurence Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Mancer was a Commission Agent. Together with two brothers, Mancer owned and operated a fish café on the Corso at Manly in the early 1930s.

Community activity

A long serving alderman and self-employed commission agent, Arthur Mancer was an influential local figure accorded a good measure of social recognition.

Local government service

Arthur Mancer was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1898-1925 representing the South Ward.


‘Borough of Alexandria’, NSW Government Gazette, 15 February 1898, p. 1224.

Truth, 7 December 1913, p. 9,


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