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Roderick Winchcombe Glassford

1920 - 1995

Roderick Winchcombe Glassford (1920-1995) commenced work with Macdonald Hamilton & Co, agents for the P&O in the 1930s. During World War Two he served in the Coast Artillery at South Head, acheiving the rank of Captain. He returned to work with Macdonald Hamilton and became a Passenger Superintendent with P&O.

Deeply interested in maritime history, he owned a yacht and was a prolific collector of objects and books. With the decline in passenger ships from the 1970s, Roderick managed the Art Gallery Society and was involved in early efforts to form the first Sydney Maritime Museum.