Richard Power


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1922 1925
Alderman Alexandria 1929 1938
Mayor Alexandria 1932 1932
Mayor Alexandria 1936 1936
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Richard David Power was born c1866 at Cooma, NSW, the son of David Power and Catherine Nannery. He married Mary Jane Johncke (1890-1979) on 5 June 1912 at Sydney, NSW, and they had two sons and two daughters. Richard Power died at Alexandria, NSW on 11 January 1939, aged 76 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Catholic Section. He left no Will. Richard Power lived at 154 Wyndham Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

In his early life, Power worked for a Mr J L Trofie on the staff of the Temora ‘Independent’ newspaper having previously served his apprentice in the office of the ‘Monaro Mercury’ at Cooma. He was secretary of the Temora Labor party. Power left Temora when he secured a job at the Government Printing Office where he worked for over 40 years and only retired a few years before his death. He was on the executive of the Printers Union.

Local government service

Richard Power was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1922-1925, 1929-1938 representing the East Ward. He served as mayor in 1932 and 1936. Power was chairman of the park committee and chairman of the finance committee.


‘The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald,4 December 1922, p. 10,


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