Bert Hunter “Butter” Green

Australia Military Forces



BIRTH: 2 July 1904
Hexham (Newcastle), NSW
DEATH: 22 June 1987 Bateau Bay, NSW
DEATH: 22 June 1987
Bateau Bay, NSW

OCCUPATION: Cabinet Maker, 1934

RESIDENCE: Joseph St Ashfield, NSW, 1934


  • Wests RL President’s Cup 1923
  • Wests RL President’s Cup Possible v Probables 1924
  • Newtown RL 1928, 1930
  • Wests RL First Grade 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
  • Narromine RL 1932
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935
  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1933, 1936, 1939, 1940
  • Wests Honor Cap for 50 or matches in first or Reserve Grade 1936
  • Wests 3rd Grade Coach 1936, 1937, 1939.
  • Wests Selector 1948
  • Western Suburbs Rugby League Club, Life Membership No. 26.


Wests Archive would like to acknowledge the contribution that Pamela Meagher (nee Green), Bert’s daughter, who has preserved and shared Bert Green’s story.  This contribution adds to the rich history of his beloved Western Suburbs Rugby League Football Club.

Bert Hunter Green was born on Ash Island  in July 1904. The island separates the north and south arms of the Hunter River at Newcastle. It was once a productive agricultural area but now has been protected as a wetland of international significance. Farming has long since ceased.

The family farmed on Ash Island, but just prior to the First World War, the Green family, including Bert and his seven siblings came to Sydney where Bert’s father obtained work. The family initially settled in the Petersham area before moving to Ashfield. Bert, went to school at Ashfield but upon leaving school started an apprenticeship in Cabinet Making.

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