RBS Hammond - Mender of Broken Men
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RBS Hammond started caring for unemployed people in inner Sydney during the Great Depression. Known as a 'Mender of Broken Men', he was also a committed social reformer who aimed to restore hope, dignity and self-esteem to the destitute. He promoted affordable housing for Sydney's unemployed. 

To view images of RBS Hammond visit:


Further Reading:

Faith in Action: HammondCare by Meredith Lake

You can also read Meredith Lake’s entry on Dictionary of Sydney:


Australian Dictionary of Biography by Joan Mansfield


And the history of Hammond Care:


You can find Paul Roe online at TheOutbackHistorian.com.au

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