Harold Frederick Stuart “Mick” Rankine


BIRTH: 1 January 1911
Edge Hill, Liverpool, England
Melbourne, Victoria

OCCUPATION: Motor Driver, 1932

RESIDENCE: Powell St Lidcombe, NSW, 1932


  • Homebush RL 1932
  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1932
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1932
  • Wests RL First Grade 1932
  • Cessnock RL 1933
  • Forbes RL Player/Coach 1934
  • Wellington (NSW) RL Player/Coach 1935, 1936
  • Wellington (NSW) RL v Sydney RL Firsts 1936
  • Western Division RL v England 1936
  • Geurie RL Player/Coach 1937
  • Wellington (NSW) RL Player/Coach 1938
  • Easts RL 1939
  • Easts RL State Championship 1939


Harold “Mick” Rankine made rapid progress in his football career in 1932. He was graded from the Homebush Junior Rugby League Club with team mate, Robert Shepherd.

He played mainly Reserve Grade. However he had the opportunity to play First Grade during the final series of 1932 due to injuries.

Mick left Wests in 1933 with Robert Shepherd to join the Cessnock Club, in the Hunter Valley.

He and Robert Shepherd were granted clearances by Wests as both had suffered from a long run of unemployment and were compelled to grasp the opportunity of securing something to tide them over the winter months. It was the time of the Great Depression.



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