John Davies

John Davies esq.

Patron 1905 – circa 1912

President 1898-1905


Alderman Davies completed his pharmacy degree at Guys Hospital in London before emigrating to Australia in 1885 where he bought a pharmacy in West End (JP Davies Pharmacy).

He served as Mayor of South Brisbane, elected in 1905.

He arranged the acquisition of land in West End in 1900 which is now ‘Davies Park’ and served as the home of South Brisbane Cricket for many years.

He served as member and president of the Qld Pharmacuetical Society and the Royal National Association and was also President of the South Brisbane Bowls Club.

Davies passed away in 1948.

Also President of the South Brisbane Bowls Club in 1942-43.