Joseph Addison


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1915 1918

Family background

Joseph F Addison, son of Felix Addison, was born in England in 1866. In 1913 a person named Joseph Addison married Sarah H Margin at Waverley. Joseph Addison died at his Surry Hills residence on 21 May 1928, aged 62. He was buried in the Catholic section of Waverley Cemetery.

Occupation & interests

After studying music in Italy, Joseph Addison arrived in Sydney with J C Williamson’s Company. He may have been the Joseph Addison who arrived on the Aberdeen on 14 December 1882. Joseph Addison, A.L.C.M., L.L.C.M., was a winner of several State Baritone Championships. For over 35 years, he was conductor of choirs at St Benedict’s Church, St Frances Church at Haymarket, and, for the last seven years of his life, at Sacred Heart at Darlinghurst. He lived at 476 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

Local government service

Addison was elected Alderman for Cook Ward from 1 December 1915 to 30 November 1918. From 1916 to 1918, he was a member of the Health and By-Laws Committee, the Electric Lighting Committee and the General Purposes Committee.


City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 54/241

Gibbney, H J & Smith, Ann G 1987, A Biographical Register 1788-1939, ANU

Society of Australian Genealogists. AGCI Index

State Records of NSW: Immigration indexes


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