Frederick Jamieson Gibbes was born at ‘Regentville’ in Penrith on 31 October 1839 and died at the home of his wife Mary’s family at Moonbi, near Tamworth, in January 1888. They had two children. He was described in various newspaper accounts as a reader of books, cyclist, cricketer and one of the best chess players in the colony, with sufficient means to be an active and useful alderman. In February 1882 when he ran for Newtown Council, he was listed as having ‘no occupation’, and living at Station Street, Newtown. He died on 17 January 1888.
Frederick Gibbes was MLA Member for Newtown 1882-88.
Local government service
Frederick Gibbes was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1882-85, representing Enmore Ward. His advertising for the 1882 municipal election ran: ‘Electors of Enmore Ward, Vote for F J Gibbes. Time, talent and progress’.
‘Biographies of the Early Aldermen’, Newtown Project website: http://newtownproject.com.au/local-council-info/biographies/16
‘Advertising’, Evening News, 27 January 1882, p. 1 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107992547