George Hennah

Building Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1901 1903
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Martin J George Hennah (known as George) was born c1849 in England. He arrived in Sydney, NSW on 3 July 1877 by the vessel ’Commonwealth’. Martin J H Hennah died on 2 August 1919 at Waterloo, NSW, aged 70 years and he was buried in the Church of England Cemetery Rookwood. He lived at ’Elgin’ in Portman Street, Waterloo.

Occupation & interests

Hennah was a building contractor.

Community activity

Following an inspection by the Board of Health in the district of Waterloo in 1902, it reported that 128 buildings had been inspected and they were found to be in a state so injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation and it was recommended that Council take proceedings against the owners of the premises to obtain closing orders. Hennah moved that the report be received and the notices issued, however, he suggested that the people concerned might be dealt with as leniently as possible. He added that if the recommendations were not carried out, and there was another outbreak of plague, who would be responsible?

Local government service

George Hennah was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1901-03, representing South Ward.


‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 1901 p. 4,

‘Municipal’, Evening News, 22 September 1902, p. 3,


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