John Henry Tiley


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1937 1939
  • Glebe Council logo 1896 (City of Sydney Archives A-00333228)

Family background

John Henry Tiley was born in 1889, son of Henry and Mary Tiley . In 1926 he married Janey Brennan at Glebe. He died at Glebe on 4 January 1968, aged 78 years. Janey Tiley died 6 March 1984.

Occupation & interests

Manufacturing, heavy industry, transport and commerce were significant areas of local male employment at the 1947 census. The occupation of Tiley was listed as cleaner in the 1935 and 1944 electoral rolls.

Community activity

Most Glebe Labor aldermen in the 1930s were anti- Communist, socially conservative, likely to be Catholic, belonged to moderate unions and happy to co-operate with Sussex Street.

Local government service

Tiley was an alderman on Glebe Council in 1937-39. He voted with Mayor McCormack and three other aldermen in May 1939 for the contract system for street cleaning and garbage collection. The Labor Party policy was the use of day labour, and therefore Tiley was expelled from the Heffron Party.


Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1937, p. 8

Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 1939, p. 17


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