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
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, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28609237
‘City Improvements’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 1878 p.7, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13409759