Denis Kelly

Clerk & Cashier With Waterloo Council

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1923 1923
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Denis Kelly was born c1859. He married Bridget McNiff (1860-1917) on 5 October 1885 in St Leonards, NSW and they had 2 daughters Catherine (1886) and Ann (1899). Denis Kelly died on 5 August 1929 at a private hospital, Darlinghurst, aged 70 years and he was buried with his wife in the Catholic Section of Botany Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £2376. Denis Kelly lived at Rosebery Avenue, Waterloo (1923).

Occupation & interests

The residence of Mr Denis Kelly, clerk and cashier of the Waterloo Council, was broken into by thieves in August 1922, and four keys were stolen. It was found the next day that the keys had been used to enter the strongroom of the Council Chambers and  steal £23 in cash and 12/- in postage stamps.

Community activity

Denis Kelly was a Freemason and a member of Lodge No 44.

Local government service

Denis Kelly was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1923.


‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 November 1922 p. 10,

‘Thieves at Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 August 1922 p.13,


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