Reginald Murphy

Law Clerk

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1959 1967
Alderman City of Sydney 1969 1974

Family background

Two possible NSW births have been found for Reginald E Murphy: 1909 at Cobar, parents Edmund F and Catherine Murphy; or, 1910 at Tenterfield, parents Joseph B and Mary E Murphy. In 1937 at Canterbury he married Mary (Molly) Pritchard who pre-deceased him. He died at his Hillsdale home, aged 85, on 28 October 1994, survived by his children Judy, John and Rita. He was interred at the Northern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery.

Occupation & interests

Reg Murphy was a law clerk. He was described a ‘well known legal man’ in the 1930s.

Community activity

The Reginald Murphy Community Hall at Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, was named for him in 1967.

Local government service

Reginald Murphy was the Alderman for Fitzroy Ward, 5 December 1959 until 13 November 1967 when the Council was replaced by a three-member Commission, and for Flinders Ward, 17 September 1969 to 20 September 1974. He was a member of the Finance Committee, 1960-74 and its Vice-Chairman in 1962, the City Planning and Improvements Committee, 1960-67, and the Community Services Committee, 1969-74. He was a member of the Australian Labor Party.


City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files

‘Waverley Talks from 2KY’, Daily News, 30 March 1939, p. 2


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