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Noble, Dr Henry Winston

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Birth Date: 5 July 1909 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 28 March 1964 (Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Alexander Noble and Alice Ann (nee Wood)

Family: Myra Edith Godwin on 27 June 1936, 3 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Brisbane Grammar School; University of Queensland, 1933; University of Sydney, MBBS

Religion: Presbyterian


Medical practitioner, Brisbane; ; Honorary Assistant Surgeon, Mater Hospital, 1938 to 1950; Registrar, Mater Hospital, Brisbane, 1934 to 1936; Resident Medical Officer, Sydney Hospital

Party Positions:

  1. (LIB) Vice-President, Liberal Party, Queensland Division, 1947 - 1948
  2. (LIB) President, Liberal Party, Queensland Division, 1949 - 1950

Military Service: Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, World War I, CO No. 114, Convalescent Depot

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Yeronga 29 Apr 1950 28 Mar 1964 Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Health and Home Affairs 12 Aug 1957 28 Mar 1964

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included surfing and tennis; Member, Queensland Club: Under his direction, considerable expansion took place in medical, health and hospital services; founder, Open Heart Surgical Unit, Chermside Hospital. He was also instrumental in setting up the neuro-psychiatric unit at the Chermside Hospital and a cytology department at the Brisbane Women's Hospital for the detection and early treatment of cancer in women; He established annexes in many hospitals throughout the state to care for the aged and infirm and for handicapped children

Sources: Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCXV, No. 63, 31 Mar 1964, pp. 1155-1156; Courier-Mail, 'Heart unit was Dr. Noble's dream. But he died before start', 30 March 1964; Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962)

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