Alex Rigby

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Alex Rigby A.M., E.D.
Born (1916-01-30)30 January 1916
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 2 January 2001(2001-01-02) (aged 84)
Sydney, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Education Newington College
Sydney Technical College
Occupation Company Director
Spouse(s) 1. Laurie, née Hinchcliff (1940 dec. 1967)
2. Joan, née Lynch (1968)
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Parent(s) Mr and Mrs A.L. Rigby


Alexander Leslie Rigby (30 January 1916 - 2 January 2001) was an Australian builder and company director.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rigby was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and grew up in Appian Way, Burwood. His father was A.L. Rigby of Kell & Rigby Builders.[2] He was educated at Newington College (1929–1933)[3] and Sydney Technical College.

War service[edit]

Rigby's 21st Birthday at Elizabeth Bay House in 1937.
He is standing sixth from the left in the front row.
Woodstock (1870) on the Pacific Highway, North Sydney, became Rigby's office in the 1990s. The front door holds stained glass crests of Newington College and the Australian Institute of Building.[4]

Having been a school cadet prior to joining the 55/53rd Battalion in 1937, Rigby was commissioned in January 1939. He went to Darwin, Northern Territory, on the SS Zealandia in February 1941 to join the Darwin Infantry Battalion, that absorbed the Darwin Mobile Force. Rigby was elected the first president of the Darwin Infantry Battalion Association.[5]

Business career[edit]

  • Director - Kell & Rigby (1952-1984)

Community activity[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who in Australia 1988 (Melb, 1988) pp 762
  2. ^ "Death of A. L. Rigby". Construction. New South Wales, Australia. 10 March 1954. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 166
  4. ^ State Heritage Register
  5. ^ Northern Territory Government – Character biographies Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. ^ Newington Across the Years, A History of Newington College 1863 - 1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 347
  7. ^ "Newingtonians' Reunion.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 27 October 1959. p. 4. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Order of Australia Association Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  9. ^ Australian Institute of Building Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  10. ^ "CITIZENS' REFORM OFFICERS". The Sydney Morning Herald (34,848). New South Wales, Australia. 30 August 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 23 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  11. ^ It's an Honour Retrieved 5 September 2014.