Robyn Arkinstall


    Robyn is a very active and experienced genealogist and family historian.

    Genealogy research is a special interest she has pursued and enjoyed for more than 30 years, and her family history database currently includes over 29,000 persons.

    She has for many years been undertaking a world-wide one-name study of the Arkinstall surname and a study of the Pearson surname from Sussex, England.

Prior to retirement, Robyn was a Director and the Secretary of Erindra Management Services (Erindra Pty Limited) for 21 years from July 1989 to June 2010. Erindra was a Management Consultancy which provided services to both public and private sector organisations. In addition to her role in the company, Robyn has a long history of voluntary service in sporting club and other administration. Her community and club contributions have included:

  • Secretary Co-ordinator of the Gosford Community School for 8 years from 1978 to 1985.

  • Member of the Committee of the Gosford Women's Golf Club for 21 years from 1980 to 2000 and Ladies' Club Treasurer for 20 years from 1981 to 2000.

  • Junior Golf Co-ordinator of the Brisbane Water District Women's Golf Association from 1989 to 1992 and District Treasurer of the Association from 1992 to 1996.

  • Treasurer of the Gosford City Women's Bowling Club for 14 years from 1988 to 2002, and Life Member of the Club since May 2000.

  • Membership Secretary of the Gosford Family History Society from May 2001 until October 2003.  Treasurer of the Society from October 2003 to May 2009. Life member of the Society since May 2004.