12. Thomas George Anstruther Molloy (1854-1938), businessman, politician and Chairman of the Karrakatta Cemetery Board
Thomas Molloy was born in Canada. He began his working life in Perth as a baker, but soon showed aptitude as a businessman and property developer. He built the Metropole Hotel in Hay Street, the Royal Theatre next door, and His Majesty’s Theatre and Hotel. By the 1890s he was one of the largest land owners in Perth.
In 1884 Molloy was elected to Perth City Council. In the 1890s he was elected Member for Perth in the Legislative Council. He served as mayor of Perth from 1908-1909 and from 1911-1912.
Molloy also became the fourth member of the original Board of Trustees for Karrakatta Cemetery. He was appointed chairman in 1924 and served the Board for 40 years in all.