John Frederick Fallick


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1881 1890
Mayor Erskineville 1884 1884
  • Jubilee souvenir of the municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912 (City of Sydney Archives LIB-00017635)

Family background

John Frederick Fallick was born in c1849. He was the youngest son of Charles Major Fallick (1810-76) who was from the Isle of Wight, England. Charles M. Fallick worked as a warden at Goulburn Gaol after the family’s move to the colony.

Frederick John Augustus Fallick married Eliza Ann Millard in 1872. They had eight children. On 21 September 1884, John Fallick’s daughter Florence Amy died at ‘Strickland Cottage’, George Street, Macdonaldtown.

He was known variously as Frederick John Augustus Fallick, John Frederick Augustus Fallick and John Frederick Fallick or Fallack. His brother Alfred Wadmore Fallick was also an alderman on Newtown Council. Frederick John Augustus Fallick died at his home 72 Dension Street, Newtown on 22 May 1918 and was buried at Rookwood.

Occupation & interests

Fallick first appeared in the 1884 Sands Directory as Frederick Fallack, ironmonger, George Street and was listed there with various permutations of his name through the 1880s.

Community activity

Frederick John Augustus Fallick was a keen cricket supporter. In 1887, he was president of the Macdonaldtown (Oxford) Cricket Club.

Local government service

John Frederick Fallick was an alderman on Macdonaldtown (Erskineville) Council in 1881-90. He was the Mayor of Macdonaldtown in 1884.


Biographical information for this alderman was originally researched by Mark Matheson for the Newtown Project Website.

‘Family Notices’m The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 1872, p. 1,

‘In Memoriam’, Balmain Observer, 4 October 1884 p. 3,

‘Cricket Gossip’, Sydney Mail, 10 December 1887, p. 1250,

‘Deaths’, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May 1918 p. 12,


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