Frederick John Kay


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1933 1934
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

Frederick John Kay was born 27 June 1890 at Clifton Hill, Victoria, the son of Abel Kay and Henrietta Emily Foster. He married (1) Kate Edith Doyle and (2) Catherine Francis Condren (1891-1950) 16 October 1914 at Sydney. Frederick Kay died 24 May 1966 at Sylvania, NSW, and he was interred at Woronora Cemetery. He lived at the Golden Grove Hotel, the corner of Alma and Raglan Streets, Darlington.

Occupation & interests

Frederick John Kay was a professional boxer from 1913 to 1920 winning the Australian welterweight title in a career of 62 bouts. A south paw, his reputation as an outstanding boxer was demonstrated by his defeats of five high class American boxers including Jim Clabby and Joe Chip in 1923. He was a publican. He held a licensee of a city hotel and continued to work as an inner city publican for 30 years.

Local government service

Frederick John Kay was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1933-34. He replaced Alderman William Graham in July 1933.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 June 1933, p. 7,


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