Stephen Thomas Davoren

Born
Unknown
Died
1939
Profession
Publican

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1910 1912
Alderman City of Sydney 1915 1918
Alderman City of Sydney 1918 1921
  • Stephen Thomas Davoren, d. 1939 (City of Sydney Archives, NSCA CRS 54/261)
  • The 'Evening Star' Hotel in Crown Street, licensed by Alderman Davoren from 1910 to 1919. This photograph, taken on 27 February 1917, shows a three-storey sandstone building with highly ornate parapet bearing the inscription 'Re-Erected by J. Roberts, 1888'. Painted on the facade is 'The Evening Star Hotel, by Mick Farrell'. Two workmen sit(centre)as children play near the entrance door, over which is gold-leafed 'Beaver Stout'. A large painted sign on the side wall advertises Tooth's XXX Ale and below Wolfe's Schnapps (City of Sydney Archives)

Family background

A date of birth for Stephen Thomas Davoren has not been found. His parents were Patrick and Mary Davoren. In 1904 he married Julia M (b.1887), daughter of Joseph and Ellen Gorman, at Glebe and had three sons and three daughters. He died in December 1939 at Paddington.

Occupation & interests

In 1905, Stephen T Davoren’s address was the Ultimo Hotel and from 1910 to 1919 his address was the Evening Star Hotel at 370 Elizabeth Street. He appears to have been a publican. In 1894, Thomas Davoren, possibly a relative, was a publican in Cleveland Street. In 1930 Stephen T Davoren was living at 92 Lang Road. On 5 November 1918 a lane between Foveaux and Collins streets in Surry Hills was named Davoren Lane in his honour.

Local government service

Davoren was Alderman for Cook Ward, 6 May 1910 to 1 December 1912, for Flinders Ward, 1 December 1915 to 1 December 1918 and for Cook Ward from 2 December 1918 until his defeat on 30 November 1921. He was a member of the Works Committee, 1911-13 and 1916-21 and its Vice?Chairman in 1919. He was a member of the Health and By-Laws Committee in 1911 and 1916-17; and the Finance Committee, in 1911 and 1919-21.

References

City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 54/261; NSCA CRS 51/683 Demolition books, 1900-1949

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