Cornelius Carr Wallace

Australian Army

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1959 1967

Family background

Cornelius Carr Wallace was born at Guildford, NSW, on 31 May 1916, the son of Federal ALP parliamentarian Cornelius Wallace (1881-1921) and his wife Bridget (b.1912), nee Gallagher. He died at Concord Repatriation Hospital on 9 November 1977, survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Carol, and step-children. He was cremated at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium.

Occupation & interests

Cornelius Carr Wallace enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 August 1944. He served with Z Special Unit and was ranked Lieutenant when discharged on 12 January 1946. His father had been a seamen and union official but Cornelius Carr Wallace’s occupation has not been determined.

Community activity

Con Wallace was the foundation Vice-President of the Kings Cross Chamber of Commerce, and was a life member of the Kings Cross R.S.L. Club. He served the Australian Red Cross Society as a member of the New South Wales Central Committee.

Local government service

Con Wallace was elected Alderman for Gipps Ward, 5 December 1959 until 13 November 1967 when the Council was replaced by a three-member Commission. He was a member of the Health and Recreations Committee, 1962-67 and its Vice-Chairman in 1962. He belonged to the Works Committee, 1962-67 and was its Vice-Chairman from 1963 to 1967. He was a member of the Finance Committee and the City Planning and Improvements Committee in 1960-61. Wallace was a member of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board from 1967 to 1972. He was a member of the Australian Labor Party.


Australian War Memorial

City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files

Parliament of Australia

Rydon, Joan 1975, Biographical Register of the Commonwealth Parliament 1901-72, ANU


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