John Corrigan


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1874 1876
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

John Corrigan was born at sea on board the ship ’Formosa’ on 7 June 1840, son of Bernard Corrigan and Juliana McGann. He married, by special license, Margaret Wall on 5 September 1854 at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. There were at least three children, Mary A (1858), Margaret (1859) and Juliana (1862). John Corrigan died on 10 January 1908 at Glebe and he was buried in the Old Catholic Mortuary Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He lived in Wellington St, Waterloo (1870) and Bullanaming Street, Redfern (1889).

Occupation & interests

John Corrigan was a bootmaker. He was President of the NSW Boot and Shoe Makers Protective Union.

Community activity

Corrigan drew Council’s attention to overflows from closing draining into a lane adjoining Byrne’s paddock and urged Waterloo Council to take action to prevent this health threat.

Local government service

John Corrigan was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1874-76.


‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1874, p. 9,

‘Borough Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 1874, p. 6:


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