Reuben Sydney Goddard lived at 22 Pine St Newtown. He died in office in July 1948.
Occupation & interests
Goddard was a railway station master.
Goddard Playground on O’Connell Street is named for Reuben Sydney Goddard. The playground was established in the 1950s. He was a Justice of the Peace (JP).
Local government service
Reuben Sydney Goddard was an alderman of Newtown Council in 1926-48. He was its mayor three times: in 1930, 1935 and 1948. He died in office and was succeeded by Ernest Wright. Goddard represented O’Connell Ward, except from 1941 to 1943 when he represented Kingston Ward.