Hugh McConville


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1938 1948
Mayor Alexandria 1944 1944
  • Alexandria alderman Hugh Vincent McConville (Alexandria, the Birmingham of Australia: 75 years of progress, 1868-1943)

Family background

Hugh Vincent McConville was born 18 July 1898 at Waterloo, NSW, the son of Alexander McConville and wife Rebecca. He married Mary Kaveneh (1906-91) on 23 May 1929 at Redfern, NSW, and they had one son and two daughters. McConville died at Randwick, NSW, on 9 January 1993, aged 94 years; and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Catholic section. He lived at 48 Victoria Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

As a Labor representative on Alexandria Council, McConville was explicitly anti-Communist, socially conservative with close links with the trade union movement.

Local government service

Hugh McConville was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1938-48 representing the Beaconsfield Ward. He served as mayor in 1944.


Suburban Municipalities’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1937, p. 8,

‘Mayors Elected’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 December 1943, p. 3,


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