Frederick Loveridge

Estate Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1897 1913
Alderman Alexandria 1917 1922
Mayor Alexandria 1904 1904
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Frederick Charles Loveridge was born 18 September 1854 at Whatley Longport, Somerset, England, the son of Herman Loveridge and Mary Masters. He married (1) Emma Farr (1858-91) on 26 June 1875 at Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, and they had six sons and four daughters. Loveridge, his wife and first-born daughter immigrated to Australia on board the ship ‘Earl Dalhousie’ which arrived at Sydney on 22 July 1878. He married (2) Ada Emma Bottomley (1872-1955) on 26 December 1892 at Granville, NSW, and they had three sons. Loveridge died at Mascot, NSW, on 22 June 1933, aged 78 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Church of England section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £2,547. Loveridge lived in Botany Road, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Frederick Loveridge observed in 1928 that industrial growth was pushing back the boundaries of residential centres but hoped that the old suburb of Alexandria, which provided workmen with housing near centres of employment would not be entirely obliterated.

Local government service

Frederick Loveridge was an alderman on Alexandria Council for three terms: in 1897-13 and 1917-22 he represented Beaconsfield Ward and 1926-28 he represented East Ward. Loveridge served as mayor in 1904. He was also an alderman on Mascot Council c1930.


‘Municipal Elections’, Evening News, 8 February 1897, p. 5,

‘New Town Hall: Industrial Growth’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 August 1928, p. 17,


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