Thomas Donohue

Tram Driver

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1928 1931
Alderman Waterloo 1934 1941
Mayor Waterloo 1931 1931

Family background

Thomas Michael Donohoe was born on 2 March 1887 in Sydney, NSW, son of Thomas Donohoe and Catherine. He married Ursula May Redwood in Redfern, NSW on 14 October 1916. There were two children, Thomas and Phyllis. Thomas Michael Donohoe died at his residence, 17 Hansard Street, Waterloo, NSW on 31 August 1950, aged 63 years. He was buried with his wife in the Roman Catholic Section of Botany Cemetery. Donohoe died intestate and following letters of administration his estate and assets were assessed at £736. In 1933 he lived at 33 Hansard Street, Waterloo.

Occupation & interests

A Labor alderman who worked as a tram driver, Donohue had strong links with union movement. He was a disciple of Lang Labor.

Community activity

Thomas Michael Donohue was a justice of the peace (JP). In 1931 responding to claims that Waterloo Council’s finances were in a parlous state, Mayor Donohue said ’our finances are not so bad but we are stuck for ready cash. If we had the money that is owed to us we would be on the right side of the ledger’.

Local government service

Thomas Michael Donohoe was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1928-31 and 1934-41. He was mayor in 1931.


‘Yesterdays Elections’, The Sunday Times, 2 December 1928, p. 2,

‘Not Broke’, The Sun, 28 October 1931, p.12:


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