John Reddy

Publican, Building Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Paddington 1860 1862
Alderman Paddington 1873 1879
Mayor Paddington 1874 1875

Family background

The death of Alderman John Reddy, at his residence at Rushcutters Bay, was recorded on 29 January 1880.

Occupation & interests

John Reddy kept the Woolloomooloo Inn on William Street (also known as the Woolloomooloo Hotel) in the 1850s. A John Reddy was also a building contractor in the 1850s and 1860s.

Local government service

John Reddy was an alderman on Paddington Council in 1860-62 and 1873-79; he was mayor in 1874 and 1875.


The information about this alderman was compiled in collaboration with Woollahra Library and Information Service.

Letter: John Reddy, of Woolloomooloo wrote about the unsafe state of Forbes Street near the cottageĀ he was building for Mr Cooper, 1856, City of Sydney Archives, A-00288280, accessed 26 Nov 2021,

Petition – Request for a supply of water to Rushcutters Bay and Paddington, 1862, City of Sydney Archives, A-00503019, accessed 26 Nov 2021,

‘Paddington Municipality’, Empire, 24 May 1860, p. 8,

‘Borough of Paddington’, Evening News, 17 February 1876, p. 2,

‘Family Notices’, Evening News, 31 January 1880, p. 4,


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