Frank Beaumont Moulden

Sir Frank Beaumont Moulden (25 June 1876 – 8 April 1932) was a lawyer in South Australia who served as Lord Mayor of Adelaide 1919–1921.


Frank was born in Collett Lodge, Norwood, the second son of Beaumont Arnold Moulden (–1926) and his wife Anna Mary Moulden née Cramond (1851–1929).

He was educated at St. Peter's College, and graduated LLB at the University of Adelaide, being articled to the legal firm Moulden & Son founded by his grandfather Joseph Eldin Moulden (died 1891), and ultimately became a partner.[1]

Moulden was elected a councillor to the Adelaide City Council 1904, became an alderman in 1913, and Lord Mayor from 1919 to 1921, during which period he hosted the Prince of Wales on his official visitor to Adelaide.

He was President of the local chapter of Alliance Française and in January 1919 succeeded J. W. Canaway (c. 1848–1923) as Consular Agent for France in South Australia.[2]

He died at his home "Lordello", Brougham Place, North Adelaide after a long illness.



Sir Frank Beaumont Moulden (1876-1932) married Deborah Vernon Hackett of Western Australia in 1918. They had no children

John Eldin Collett "Jack" Moulden (born 1873) of London was a brother, and Margaret Minna Moulden (born 1879), married John Wheeley Lea in 1902, later to Garnet Wolseley Bennett (died 1951) of Woodend, Victoria, was a sister. Youngest brother Eldin Swanzy Moulden (1883–1919) was Chief Assistant Engineer of the Municipal Tramways Trust under W. G. T. Goodman, died of pneumonia.


  1. ^ "Sir Frank Moulden". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 9 April 1932. p. 15. Retrieved 15 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Pen Portraits of People". The News (Adelaide). VI (876). South Australia. 5 May 1926. p. 6. Retrieved 15 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "No. 32563". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1921. p. 10712.