Cornelius Molony

Saddler And Harness Manufacturer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1871 1878
Mayor Waterloo 1873 1873
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Cornelius Molony was born c1808 in Ireland. He married Thomasine (1813-1897) and there were at least 3 children. Cornelius Molony arrived in Melbourne, Victoria on 29 December 1865 by the vessel ’Royal Standard’. Cornelius Molony died at his residence in McEvoy Street, Waterloo, on 2 October 1878, in his 70th year. He was buried at the Catholic Cemetery, Petersham, NSW. He left no Will and an administration of his estate and assets were assessed at £892. He lived at McEvoy Street, Waterloo, NSW.

Occupation & interests

In 1871 Cornelius Molony, saddler and harness maker, had business premises at 591 George Street, Sydney.

Community activity

During Molony’s mayoralty in 1873, the finance committee of Waterloo Council was busy estimating the cost of municipal works and it engaged in street formation, kerbing and guttering and laying down other suburban infrastructure.

Local government service

Cornelius Molony was elected to Waterloo Council in April 1871 to replace Alderman William Moon, deceased. Cornelius Molony was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1871-78. He was mayor in 1873.


‘Borough of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May 1871, p. 4,

‘Borough Council’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March 1873, p.6,


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