John Archibald

Builder & Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1902 1904
  • Jubilee souvenir of the municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912 (City of Sydney Archives LIB-00017635)

Family background

John P Archibald was born in Fifeshire, Scotland and came to Australia at 18. He lived in ‘Cromer’ at 320 Edgeware Road. He married Sarah Lee in 1883. She died in 1905 and he married for a second time to Olive Fortescue in 1908. She and several of his children survived him.

Community activity

John P Archibald was a member of the Heart of Oak Lodge, No. 94, UAOD.

Local government service

John P Archibald was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1902-04, representing Camden Ward.


‘Mr John Archibald’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 April 1927, p. 7,

‘The Builder’s Visitor’, Evening News, 17 September 1906, p. 5,

‘Warning to Boys’, Evening News, 11 February 11 1904, p. 3,

‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 April 1905, p. 14,

‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 1927, p. 9,

‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 April 1908, p. 12,


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