Ernest Navin


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1934 1940
  • Waterloo alderman Ernest Navin at right ('After the hearing', The Daily Telegraph, 1 March 1940, p. 6)

Family background

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,

‘Three Waterloo Aldermen Sentenced to Gaol’, Truth, 3 March 1940, p. 19,

‘After the hearing’, The Daily Telegraph, 1 March 1940, p. 6,

The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 1940, p. 11,


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