Morris Curotta was born in Victoria. He relocated to Sydney with his parents when he was five years old. After school, he worked at the Hotel Arcadia, and later as a butcher, tailor and painter. He then went into partnership with his brother Sam. They were export dealers and real estate investors. In 1928, Morris Curotta was a reportedly an ‘active member of the Coogee branch of the ALP’.
Local government service
Morris Curotta was an alderman on Paddington Council in 1932-34. Due to the ill health of the mayor, Deputy Mayor Morris Curotta acted in his office from June to December 1933. He was elected Paddington mayor in 1934.
The information about this alderman was compiled in collaboration with Woollahra Library and Information Service.
‘Romance of Morris Curotta’, Sunday Times, 8 July 1928, p. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122805901
‘Labor candidate Curotta’s tenants evicted’, Truth, 16 September 1928, p. 13, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168700036
‘Morrie Curotta’, Sunday Times, 16 September 1928, p. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122815405
‘New Paddington Mayor’, The Daily Telegraph, 10 October 1933, p. 9, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article247163456