About

My name is Penny Hyde and I have the great of honour of being engaged by the Drummoyne Sailing Club to work on a publication commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the club.

Drummoyne Sailing Club is located on the banks of the Parramatta River and was formed in 1913 as a 16ft Skiff Club.

My background is in ancient history and I previously worked at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian National Maritime Museum where I researched and wrote about Australia’s maritime heritage.

I will be undertaking this project in my spare time & I am really looking forward to getting to know the club & its members. If you have memories, photographs, film or memorabilia relating to the club please contact me on penny@drummoynesailingclub.com.au. I will be sharing my progress on this blog with a view to making the project available on the club’s website as ebook.

I would love to hear from you!

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  1. Hi Penny,
    My great grandfather was Charles William Robinson (born 1857-died 1939) and he owned a home at 14 St Georges Crescent. This was the family home from about 1914, my great grandfather died there in 1939 and I think it got sold by my great aunt Mary Edith Robinson in the 1950’s. I know that my great grandfather was a shipwright and my father and aunt say that he had a large shed on his property that he held boats for the sailing club in. They remember on the weekends seeing all the sails all over the back lawn and their grandfather sailing boats up to the club. I noticed in your centenary edition for the club there was many Robinsons mentioned but I could not find my great grandfather. I was wondering whether in this new research whether he come up in either membership records for the club or some member stories. My great grandfather’s children were William Arnold Robinson, James Gordon Robinson, Mary Edith Robinson and my grandfather Douglas Alan Robinson. He also had brothers John Emmanuel Robinson, James Benjamin Robinson and George Joseph Robinson. I mention these names as it seems there may be some sort of Robinson connection when reading through the history. If you have any ideas how I could find more information about my great grandfather through his shipwright career that would be appreciated. My father seems to think there is a boat at the Sydney Maritime Museum that was built by Charles but I can’t find anything.
    Anyway thank you for any help that you can give, it sounds like you are very busy already. Really appreciate any help.
    Thank you
    Nicol Warren

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