John Brady


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1917 1920
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

More research required. A John Francis Brady was born on the 4 June 1878 at Sydney, NSW, the son of John Brady and his wife Mary. He married Eileen Susan Kavanagh (1887-1924) on October 1913 at Balmain, NSW, and they had one son and four daughters. Brady died in Lewisham Private Hospital on 13 May 1927, aged 48 years; he was buried in the Catholic Mortuary at Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £9,341.

John Francis Brady lived at 190 Lawrence Street, Alexandria.

Community activity

Brady was a member of the A H C Guild. He was involved in the labor movement and took an anti-conscription during World War 1.

Local government service

John Brady was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1917-20 representing the South Ward.


‘A.H.C. GUILD’, Freeman’s Journal, 5 July 1917, p. 19,

‘The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 1917, p. 8.

‘Camouflage’, Evening News, 20 February 1919, p. 2,

‘Widows with families’, Evening News, 6 March 1919, p. 6,

‘Advertising’, The Australian Worker, 24 April 1919, p. 18, 

‘Noxious trades’, Evening News, 11 December 1919: 12,

‘Obituary’, The Daily Telegraph, 18 May 1927, p. 27,


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