Frederick Green

Brick Carter

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1935 1948
Mayor Alexandria 1938 1938
Mayor Alexandria 1945 1945
  • Alexandria alderman Fred Green (Alexandria, the Birmingham of Australia: 75 years of progress, 1868-1943)

Family background

Frederick Green was born 12 November 1900 at Sydney, NSW, the son of John Thomas Green and Agnes Olivia Saunders. He married Helene Lucie Yemetti (1903-13) on 6 September 1919 at Redfern, NSW, and they had two daughters. Frederick Green died at Alexandria, NSW on 15 September 1983, aged 82 years; and he was buried at Botany Cemetery. Frederick Green lived at 153 Victoria Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Frederick Green worked variously as a brick carter, concrete labourer and law clerk. He joined the Labor party in 1927 and was elected to the NSW Parliament as the Labor member for the seat of Redfern at the 1950 state election. He retained the seat for the Labor Party at the next five elections and retired at the 1968 election when the seat was abolished. In 1945 when Green was Mayor there were 342 factories in Alexandria and 22,238 employees making the municipality the second biggest centre of industry after the City of Sydney with 2,633 factories and 69,089 employees.

Community activity

Fred Green was a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Parliamentary service

MLA for Redfern 1950-68.

Local government service

Frederick Green was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1935-1948 representing the Beaconsfield Ward. He served as mayor in 1938 and 1945.


Parliament of New South Wales, Former Members, Mr Frederick Green

Rosen, Sue, Interview with Mick Green for South Sydney Oral History Project (published as We Didn’t Have a Hot Bed of Crime), 28 March 1995

‘Municipal and Shire Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1934, p.16,

NSW Year Book 1945/1946


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