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Biographical entry Favenc, Ernest (1845 - 1908)

21 October 1845
Walworth, Surrey, England
14 November 1908
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Explorer and Journalist


Ernest Favenc explored areas of northern Australia between 1865 and 1888. He wrote the "History of Australian Exploration 1788-1888".



1865 - 1879
Career position - Worked on stations in Queensland
1878 - 1879
Career position - Led an expedition from Blackall to Darwin to determine the practicability of a transcontinental railway
Career position - Established a station on Creswell Creek in partnership with De Salis Bros.
Career position - Explored the country watered by the Macarthur River
Career position - Explored pastoral land round the upper Gascoyne and Ashburton Rivers
c. 1890
Career position - History of Australian Exploration 1788-1888 published
c. 1893 - c. 1905
Career position - Journalist with the Evening News

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, James and Monteath, Peter, 'Ernest Favenc and the Exploration of the Northern Territory', Journal of Northern Territory History, vol. 19, 2008, pp. 1-16. Details

Online Resources

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