Ronald Hillyer was born 6 December 1902 in Waterloo, NSW, son of Henry John Hillyer and Agnes Theresa Dunscombe. He married Eleanor Maud Williams (1896-1964) on 20 December 1932 in Sydney, NSW. He died on 21 July 1968 at his residence in Byrd Avenue, Kingsford and he was cremated at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. He lived at 52 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery (1937).
Labor alderman Hillyer tabled a notice of motion at Council that the forty hour week be dealt with in December1935. It was defeated by manoeuvres of the independent alderman on Waterloo Council.
Local government service
Ronald Hillyer was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1934-41.
‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 1934, p. 18, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17113191
‘More Get Shorter Working Week’ The Workers’ Weekly, 20 December 1935, p. 3: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209431265