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Ernest Favenc

(21 October 1845 – 14 November 1908 / Walworth / Surrey / England)

Ernest Favenc
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Ernest Favenc was an explorer of Australia, a journalist and historian.

Personal Life

Favenc was born in Walworth, Surrey, England. Of Huguenot descent, he was the son of Abraham George Favenc, merchant, and his wife Emma, née Jones. He was educated at the Werderscher Gymnasium, Berlin and at Temple College, Cowley, Oxfordshire.

Favenc arrived in New South Wales in 1864, and, after being in the colony for about a year, in a commercial position, he afterwards worked in the pastoral industry in the frontier squatting districts of Queensland.

Favenc died at his Darlinghurst home in Sydney on 14 November 1908, and was survived by his wife and ... more »

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