Harry Noble

Plumber And Gasfitter

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1929 1931
  • Alexandria Aldermen Harry Noble (NSW Parliamentary Archives Collection)

Family background

George Walter Harry Noble was born 3 February 1891 at Sydney, NSW, the son of Harry Noble and Georgina Stanford. He was known as Harry. He married Hannah Dorothy Gray on 18 December 1911 at Sydney, and they had three sons. Noble died at Kogarah, NSW, on 9 July 1949, aged 58 years; he was cremated at Rookwood Crematorium. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1,156. George Noble lived at 25 Copeland Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Harry Noble was an early and notable player of Rugby League after the sport was established in Sydney in 1908. Noble was apprenticed as a plumber and gas-fitter with the NSW Government Railways and employed as a gas-fitter from 1913 until he was dismissed during the Great Strike of 1917. He was subsequently re-employed on the railways with decreased seniority.

Community activity

Noble was a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from the age of 17 and was a member of William McKell’s campaign committee for 21 years. He succeeded William McKell as the MLA for Redfern when McKell resigned to take the position of Governor- General.

Parliamentary service

Noble was MLA for Redfern in 1947-49.

Local government service

Harry Noble was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1929-31 representing the West Ward. His son Cliff was an alderman on the City of Sydney Council 1959-65.


Noble, George Walter Harry , Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW, NRS-12922-1-[11/16682]-[117], https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW114695592

Parliament of New South Wales, Former Members, Mr George Walter Harry Noble

‘Advertising’, The Daily Telegraph, 4 December 1928, p.13. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/246826896


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