William Hibble

Decorator, Painter, Glazier

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1882 1884

Family background

William Green Hibble was born in England. He was married to Rhoda Mary Ann Clark who died in 1881. They had two sons, Harry Alfred and William Edward. In May 1889, Hibble was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and hard labour in Darlinghurst Gaol after being found guilty as an accessory to bigamy after marrying Harriet Corsten in 1886.

Occupation & interests

Hibble had a business at 127 King Street in 1880. In 1882 was at 43 Watkins Street, Newtown and at Temple Court in the city in 1886. He was declared insolvent in 1888. He was later in business as Hibble & Sons, 121 Parramatta Road, Annandale. He was voluntarily sequestered in 1905.

Community activity

Hibble was a justice of the peace (JP).

Local government service

William Green Hibble was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1882-84, representing O’Connell Ward.


‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 1881, p. 1 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13490183

‘Advertising’, Evening News, 4 February 1885, p. 1 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111174976 ‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 1888, p. 12. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13664536

‘Alleged Bigamy Case’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 March 1889, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13716713

‘The charge of bigamy against a magistrate’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 March 1889, p. 9 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28340183

‘Peculiar Charge of Bigamy’, Evening News, 3 April 1889, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108901093

‘That Bigamy Case’, Evening News, 2 May 1889, p. 5 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108891977


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