Hammond Hotel

Charity organisation established by RBS Hammond to feed and house the homeless and unemployed. The first in Newtown was followed by five others in the surrounding suburbs, often in disused warehouses.

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Formed
1908
Position
1908
Type

Hammond, Robert Brodribb Stewart

,
2012

One of the best-known clergymen in Sydney during the first half of the twentieth century, RBS Hammond was a passionate advocate of temperance and 'practical Christianity'. His philanthropic endeavours, involving housing, feeding and finding employment for the poor, survived him in the suburb of Hammondville, and the institution of HammondCare.