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Plaques in Glebe

Several years ago, the City of Sydney set out to identify all the extant plaques in its entire local government area. City officers approached the Glebe Society to undertake the initial phase of this project. Our primary brief was to identify, photograph and record all the plaques installed in publicly available sites in Glebe and Forest Lodge.

Such plaques offer a tantalising edit of a life: wording so brief as to be almost Twitter-like. Nevertheless, we hope they will stimulate further understanding and research.

These plaques are tributes by a community which has recognised and valued the diverse contributions of local legends. The plaques themselves recognise the effort in fundraising to make the recognition possible and the negotiations surrounding the choice and significance of their placement. The plaques also suggest the hand of the artist/creator in their design.

If you know of a plaque in the area which is not on our database or you can provide additional information or a correction, please contact heritage@glebesociety.org.au or use the Comment facility below.

Click here to see a map of the locations of the plaques.



Ancient Briton Hotel

cnr Bridge Road and Glebe Point Road - Plaque set into floor of Bridge Road entrance

W J Barnett

Jubilee Park - high on rear wall of grandstand

Edmund Barton

Arundel Street - Pillar near stairs

Bellevue

Blackwattle Park - behind pillars on the way into staff entrance at back of building

Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park - on the eastern side & opposite Esther Abrahams Pavilon

Bicentennial Park Opening Plaque 1 LHS

Bicentennial Park - beside Rozelle Bay

Bicentennial Park Opening Plaque 2 RHS

Bicentennial Park - beside Rozelle Bay

N I Blue

Jubilee Park - high on rear wall of grandstand

Boundary Marker Stone

Glebe Point Road cnr Broadway - On low wall

George Brisbane

Jubilee Park - high on rear wall of grandstand

Church of Scientology

Greek Street

Clyne Place

1 Walsh avenue (cnr Hereford Street)

H H Cush

Jubilee Park - high on rear wall of grandstand

Dispensary (Teru Cafe)

33 Glebe Point Road - Behind internal bar

Thomas Dowse

Jubilee Park - high on rear wall of grandstand

Esther Abrahams Pavilion

Bicentennial Park - in floor of the Esther Abrahams Pavilion

Esther Abrahams Pavilion Design

Bicentennial Park - on the right side of the entrance of the Esther Abrahams Pavilion

Foley Park

Foley Park - at the top of the Bridge Road steps

Foley Park History

Foley Park - six plaques on strutures in the park

Dr H J Foley Rest Park

Foley Park - in the garden near Glebe Point Road entrance to the park

Foley Park Timeline

Foley Park - inscribed in path near centre of park

Foreshore Walk Opening

Foreshore Walk - on waterfront near the end of Glebe Point Road

Former Church – St Johns Road

189-191 St John's Road - Former church (denomination unknown) & now a lighting business. Six stone plaques on either side of old entrance

Footpath Tiles

Glebe Point Road - on footpath outside old Post Office cnr St Johns Road

Gandhi Stone

Arundel Street - tiny open area in front of Mackie Building

G C Wade Stone (Teru Cafe)

33 Glebe Point Road - facing footpath behind cafe table

Glebe Fire Station – Centenary

75 St Johns Road - internal - 385mm above floor

Glebe Fire Station – Name

75 St Johns Road - near internal door

Glebe Fire Station – Opening

75 St Johns Road - Old marble plaque above internal door

Glebe Justice Centre

37-47 St Johns Road - above pavement

Glebe Library

186 Glebe Point Road - Plaque on right wall at entrance

Glebe Library Garden Feature

194 Glebe Point Road & Glebe Library - in garden outside entrance

Glebe Primary School War Memorial – Acknowledgement

- Fenced-off - recessed into school area

Glebe Primary School War Memorial – Foundation stone

- Fenced-off - recessed into school area

Glebe Primary School War Memorial – Honour Roll

- Fenced-off - recessed into school area

Glebe Town Hall – Roll of Honour

- Internal on left side of entrance hall

Glebe War Memorial – Door

140 Glebe Point Road - Foley Rest Park

Glebe War Memorial – Honour Roll

140 Glebe Point Road - Foley Rest Park

Glebe War Memorial – Memorial Stone

140 Glebe Point Road - Foley Rest Park

Glebe Sesquicentenary

Foley Rest Park - Set low on the western wall surrounding children's playground

Green Ban

Nelson Lane - In Smith Park near the west end of the footbridge across Johnstons Creek

Hereford Street Army

Between 75A and 9/69 Hereford Street - Low down & stainless steel on brickwall

John Victor McMahon Reserve Naming

Minogue Crescent - The John Victor McMahon Reserve - Building

John Victor McMahon Reserve Unveiling

Minogue Crescent - The John Victor McMahon Reserve - Plinth

Jubilee Fountain

Glebe Point Road cnr Broadway

Lady Rawson

Bay Street near Queen Street - on wall

LED Lighting

Nelson Lane - near cricket pitch in Spindlers Park

Lilyfield Light Rail Extension

Narrabunda Flats

162 Glebe Point Road - between wiindows on front wall

Olympian Walkway

Jubilee Park - near the path along Johnson's Creek

Paddy Gray Reserve

between 1/57 Hereford and Clyne Place (apartments) cnr Walsh Avenue & West side of Hereford Street - Plinth

St James Church

St James Lane - mounted on building

St James Park

Wooley Street - St James Park

St John’s Community Centre – Fridge Man

132a St John's Road - in the garden

St John’s Community Centre – Queen Victoria

132a St John's Road - High on wall facing St John's road. Bust of Queen Victoria

St John’s Community Centre – Rev Olds

132a St John's Road - On outside wall on left of side entrance off garden

St John’s Community Centre – Tree of Life

132a St John's Road - in garden at rear

Dave Sands

Glebe Point Road cnr Broadway - On low wall

Bert Sheffield

Jubilee Park - high on rear wall of grandstand

Susan Arnold Matrons Honour Board

186 Glebe Point Road - Inside Glebe Library

Sze Yup Temple Marble 1

Pendrill Street/Edward St - temple entrance

Sze Yup Temple Marble 2

Pendrill Street/Edward St - temple entrance

Sze Yup Temple Naming

Pendrill Street/Edward St - temple entrance

Sze Yup Temple Opening

Pendrill Street/Edward St - temple entance

Time Rings

Chapman Road - Bicentennial Park

Tom Uren

4 Mt Vernon St - Park (no name) cnr Mt Vernon St in front of No 4 Mt Vernon St

Wentworth Park Tower Entrance

Wentworth Park - Marble on arch above entrance

Wentworth Park Tower Restoration

Wentworth Park - Plaque to right of gate post in front of tower

Wentworth Park Tower Rugby League

Wentworth Park - Plaque to left of gate post in front of tower

Wireless House

Foley Park - low on the Wireless House wall

Wooley Street Church Hall

Wooley Street - On Church hall (cnr St James Lane)

York Street Water Tower

York Street - Above entrance to tower