Alexander John Miller

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Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1936 1944
Mayor Erskineville 1941 1941

Family background

Alexander John (Jack) Miller was born on 2 July 1907 to Alexander and Lavinia Miller at Erskineville. Electoral rolls show that he lived at 3 Knight Street, Erskineville from 1935 to 1939. He married Marjorie Imelda Scott in 1952 and there were two children alive when he died in 1994. Jack Miller died on 15 June 1994, at which time he was living at Arncliffe. He was buried at Woronora cemetery.

Community activity

Miller was a member of the Catholic AHC Guild St Marys Branch No 83 Erskineville. He was Secretary of No 3 St Benedict’s Branch, Sydney and District warden of No 6 District Council, AHC. He was appointed Chief Warden of the National Emergency Services for Erskineville in March 1939.

Local government service

Miller was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1936-44. He was mayor in 1941. He went on leave to serve in the defence forces in July 1942. He left council in April 1943 for active service in the AIF in PNG. He returned from active war service in September and October 1944.


‘All About People: Tittle Tattle’, Catholic Press, 25 June 1936, p 20,

‘Emergency Plan’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 March 1939 p 12,

National Archives of Australia, NX153949, B883


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