Con Wallace

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Cornelius Wallace
Cornelius Wallace.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for West Sydney
In office
5 May 1917 – 13 December 1919
Preceded by Billy Hughes
Succeeded by T. J. Ryan
Personal details
Born (1881-01-19)19 January 1881
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 20 September 1921(1921-09-20) (aged 40)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Navigator

Cornelius Wallace (19 January 1881 – 20 September 1921) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he received a primary education before becoming a seaman and an organiser of the Australian Seamen's Union. In 1917, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for West Sydney, succeeding Prime Minister Billy Hughes (elected as a member of the Labor Party but now a Nationalist), who contested Bendigo instead. In 1919, Wallace contested Nepean to make way for former Queensland Premier T. J. Ryan, but was defeated. He became a member of the Queensland Navigation Department, and died in 1921.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Billy Hughes
Member for West Sydney
Succeeded by
T. J. Ryan