Ebenezer Ollive


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1864 1866
Alderman Waterloo 1870 1874
Alderman City of Sydney 1876 1878
Mayor Waterloo 1866 1866
Mayor Waterloo 1871 1871
Mayor Waterloo 1874 1874
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Ebenezer Ollive was born c1821 in London, England, son of Samuel Ollive. He married (1) Mary Ann Morgan 1851 at Berkamstead, Hertfordshire, England. He married (2) Rinah Hales (1821-1900) on 23 July 1854 at Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England. He arrived in Sydney with wife Rinah on 10 December 1854 by the vessel ’Marchioness of Londonderry’. Ebenezer Ollive died on 25 September 1884 at his residence, ’Ivy Cottage’, Picton, NSW, aged 63 years. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £3,500. Ebenezer Ollive lived at Pitt Street, Waterloo (1871).

Occupation & interests

Ollive was a plumber.

Local government service

Ebenezer Ollive was an alderman on Waterloo Council for three terms, in 1864-66, 1870-74 and 1876-78 representing East Ward. He was mayor in 1866, 1871 and 1874.


‘Suburban Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1864, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13091383

Letter: Ebenezer Ollive applies for a Plumber’s License to lay on water in the city. (Granted), 1864, City of Sydney Archives, A-00293973, accessed 02 Mar 2023, https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/1543419


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