Robert Maze

Coal Merchant, Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1872 1879
  • Robert Maze, c1819-1888 (City of Sydney Archives)

Family background

Robert Maze was born about 1819 at Fintona, County Tyrone, Ireland, the second son of Robert and Margaret Maze. He married Margaret Todd (d.1892) on 19 November 1846 at the 2nd Ballinahatty Presbyterian Church, Drumragh, Tyrone, Ireland. They had at least three sons and four daughters. He died on 2 March 1888, aged 69, at his Newtown residence and was buried in the Old Presbyterian section of Rookwood Cemetery with Masonic symbols on his tombstone.

Occupation & interests

Robert Maze and family arrived on the David McIver on 1 September 1853. From 1857 to 1861, he lived at Shepherd’s Paddock and acquired several contacts from the Sydney City Council. In 1870 he had freehold property at 3 Cambridge Terrace on Newtown Road. By 1885, he was in business with his brother as Maze Brothers, coal and wood merchants, of Abattoirs Rd.

Local government service

Robert Maze was Alderman for Phillip Ward, 26 July 1872 to 30 November 1879.


City of Sydney Archives: Photos: CRS 54/516; 54/535

State Records of NSW: Bounty Index



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