Harry McKinnon

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Rawdon Henry McKinnon
Born
Wednesday, 16th March, 1910
Died
Sunday, 15th October, 1989 (Aged 79 years and 213 days)
Place Of Birth
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Doug McKinnon

Biography

Harry McKinnon devoted a lifetime to the Norths club, commencing as a player in the mid-1930s until his retirement as club president in 1979. McKinnon was a tall, rangy prop who played for a decade with Norths, including the 1943 grand final loss to Newtown in front of 60,00 fans. After coaching Norths in 1949, his time as an administrator saw the club unable to improve on their premiership tally despite strong showings in the 1950s and 1960s. McKinnon nurtured the career of Ken Irvine but then had to make the difficult decision to back controversial coach Roy Francis, which resulted in the champion winger joining Manly. He retired in the 1980s, keeping close ties with the club he loved, before passing away in 1989.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 127 7 -   - 21 49 70 8 38.58% List
NSWRFL Finals - 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% List
City Cup - 8 3 -   - 9 2 6 0 25.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Combined City 1940   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1936   7 - -   - - 4 2 1 57.14% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1937   8 - -   - - 3 5 0 37.50% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1938   12 1 -   - 3 6 6 0 50.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1939   14 1 -   - 3 2 10 2 14.29% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1940   13 - -   - - 4 9 0 30.77% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1941   14 1 -   - 3 3 10 1 21.43% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1942   13 1 -   - 3 5 8 0 38.46% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1943   17 - -   - - 9 5 3 52.94% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1944   14 1 -   - 3 5 8 1 35.71% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1945   15 2 -   - 6 8 7 0 53.33% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1936-45   127 7 -   - 21 49 70 8 38.58% List

Your Say

  • max mckinnon
    11/08/2016

    Harry McKinnon was my father. He was a quiet and unassuming man despite his many years of service to Norths and to sport generally. A really good bloke with a great sense of humour and of high intellect. He was one of those blokes that spoke softly but when he did say something all present strained to not miss a word. Greatly missed even after these 27 years. My mother kissed his framed photo in the lounge room every night till she died 16 years later. Sad they have to go but go they do. Good on you mate.

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Greg Fiveash, Andrew Ferguson, Alan Katzmann, Shawn Dollin, Max Turner, Paul Carter

Sources: 2006 Official Rugby League Annual