Basil Hanna

Shop Assistant, Chainman Driver

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1945 1946
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Basil Adair Hanna was born 3 September 1890 in Paddington, NSW, son of Alexander Hanna and Annie McKinnon. He married Florence Grace Patterson (1892-1972) on 12 February 1916 in Paddington, NSW and they had a son, Victor. Basil Adair Hanna died 9 August 1970 at hospital, of Woy Woy, aged 79 years. He was cremated at Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. He lived at 70 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery (1949).

Occupation & interests

A Labor alderman, Hanna had strong links with the union movement. Official Labor, of which he was a member was socially conservative and anti-communist. He was a shop assistant and chainman driver.

Community activity

Basil Adair Hanna served in World War 1. He enlisted in the Australian Infantry Forces (AIF) in Sydney on 30 August 1918; he joined the No 7 Sea Transport Staff and embarked from Sydney on the ’Nedie’ on 19 December 1918 and was discharged in Australia on 17 June 1919.

Local government service

Basil Adair Hanna was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1945-46.


‘Local Government Election Results’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1944, p. 6,


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