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.
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. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/220948201
Truth, 7 December 1913, p. 9, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168741940