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Hargrave, Mary Reuben (Rube)

Occupation
Councillor

Summary

Rube Hargrave was an unsuccessful candidate for Parliament but a long term local government identity. She was Alderman for the Greater Wollongong City Council from 1959-71, Deputy Mayor from 1969-70 and
Deputy Lord Mayor in 1970-71. In 1965 Rube stood as an Independent in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Bulli and then in 1968 she stood for the seat of Corrimal.

Details

Rube Hargrave lived all her life in the Bulli area. After successfully being elected as an independent to the Wollongong City Council, she stood for the Legislative Assembly. Her election material stressed her concern for women and girls, the extension of sewerage and the electrification of the railway.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 2, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Annette Alafaci

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