Jack Riverstone Faviell

Chartered Accountant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1937 1941

Family background

Jack Riverstone Faviell was born on 29 October 1891 at Riverstone, New South Wales. He was the son of Arthur Ernest (1857-1901) and Ellen Constance Faviell (1857-1933). In 1925 at Sydney he married Melanie A Pickburn. In 1934 he married Margot Rosenthal of Melbourne. He died on 22 July 1960 and was buried at St Matthew’s Church of England, Windsor.

Occupation & interests

Jack Faviell was educated at Chigwell Public School and Sydney Grammar School. In 1915, he became a partner in Norton and Faviell, chartered accountants. He qualified as a pilot in 1916 and served overseas with the Australian Flying Corps from 1917 to 1919, reaching the rank of Squadron Leader. On his return he became Chairman of Directors of E & R Mosely Pty Ltd.

Local government service

Jack Faviell was elected Alderman for Fitzroy Ward, 6 December 1937 to 5 December 1941. He was a member of the Finance Committee, 1938-41, the Electricity Committee, 1938-39 and the National Emergency Services Special Committee, 1940-41. He served on the City Planning and Improvements Committee, 1938-41 and was its Vice-Chairman in 1940-41.


Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au

City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 71/239

Society of Australian Genealogists: AGCI index


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