Thomas Moon

Mason & Builder

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1868 1871
Alderman Waterloo 1874 1875
Mayor Waterloo 1875 1875
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Thomas Moon was born on 20 November 1845 in Sydney, NSW, son of Jesse (John) Moon and Ann Ralph. He married Julia Anne Milgate (1843-1914) on 15 April 1865 in Waterloo, NSW and they had 2 sons and 4 daughters. Thomas Moon died on 19 March 1878 at his residence in Stanmore Road, Stanmore, NSW, aged 33 years and he was buried in the  Old Wesleyan Section of Rookwood Cemetery.  He left a Will and his estate  and assets were assessed at £600. Thomas Moon, builder, lived at George Street, Waterloo (1870). His brothers William Moon and David Moon were also aldermen of Waterloo Council.

Occupation & interests

Thomas Moon was a mason and builder. The foundations for the Great Synagogue in Elizabeth Street, Sydney, which was completed in 1878, were built by Thomas Moon. He also won the contract for the stone and brickwork of Wesleyan College, Stanmore, however, due to his untimely death it was necessary to seek new tenders to complete the unfinished portion.

Local government service

Thomas Moon was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1868-71 and 1874-75 representing North Ward. He was mayor in 1875.


‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1868 p.6,

‘City Improvements’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 1878 p.7,


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