Francis Thomas James Dick

Born
1870
Died
1935
Profession
Printer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1926 1935
Alderman Glebe 1930 1930
  • Glebe Alderman Frank Dick 1870-1935 (Max Solling Collection)

Family background

Francis Thomas James Dick was born at Sydney in 1870, son of James Dick and Margaret. Unmarried, he died at 4 Eglinton Road Glebe on 8 August 1935, aged 65 years.

Occupation & interests

Dick joined the Government Printing Office, Ultimo as a 13 year old apprentice in 1883, working there as a printer for 50 years up to his retirement at the Liverpool Street Sydney branch in 1933.

Community activity

Dick as Mayor convened a public meeting at Glebe Town Hall on 23 June 1930 to consider what steps should be taken to relieve the prevailing distress in Glebe caused by unemployment. Two months later a Citizens Relief Committee requested Glebe Council¬† to hand over the sheep and goat grazing at Jubilee Park. In rejecting the request Mayor Dick said ‘a goat was mentioned in the letter but they forgot to mention the goat that put forward the proposal’.

Local government service

Francis Dick was a president of the Glebe State Labour League, and the Glebe Municipal Assembly. He was a staunch supporter of the Forest Lodge and Glebe Boys Band. He was an alderman from 1926 until his death in 1935 and was mayor in 1930.

References

Hogan, Michael 2004,  Local labor: a history of the Labor Party in Glebe, 1891-2003, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW

Sydney Morning Herald 7 December 1925 p. 12

Sydney Morning Herald 24 June 1930 p. 9

Sydney Morning Herald 8 August 1930 p. 12

Sydney Morning Herald 10 August 1935 p. 19;  12 August 1935 p. 15

Citation

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