Ernest Francis Navin was born on 23 October 1882 in Waterloo, NSW, son of Michael Navin and Ellen Walsh. He did not marry. Ernest Francis Navin died on 3 August 1946 in Redfern, NSW, aged 64 years and he was buried in the Catholic Mortuary Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He lived at 3 Pitt Street, Waterloo (1933).
Local government service
Ernest Navin was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1934-40 representing North Ward. As a result of accepting a bribe, three Waterloo Council aldermen were sacked in 1940: John Neilson, George Cohen and Ernest Navin. A by-election was held in May 1940. Richard B Chew, Harry V Currie and Patrick Kinchington were elected in their place.
‘Municipal and Shire Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 November 1934 p.18, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17127523
‘Three Waterloo Aldermen Sentenced to Gaol’, Truth, 3 March 1940, p. 19, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169103449
‘After the hearing’, The Daily Telegraph, 1 March 1940, p. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article247489353
The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 1940, p. 11, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17674924