Reuben Goddard

Railway Station Master

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1926 1948
Mayor Newtown 1930 1930
Mayor Newtown 1935 1935
Mayor Newtown 1948 1948
  • Alderman Reuben S Goddard, Newtown Municipal Council, 1935-37 (Marrickville Council Library and History Services N3.282r)

Family background

Reuben Sydney Goddard lived at 22 Pine St Newtown. He died in office in July 1948.

Occupation & interests

Goddard was a railway station master.

Community activity

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.


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