The Communications subcommittee is totally chuffed to report that all back copies of the Bulletin are now online – thanks to tireless hours of hunting and scanning by our esteemed President and his merry band of helpers. They are all searchable can be found at Sarah Fogg, from the Society’s Communications subcommittee, has dipped into this now-complete archive, to extract some interesting snippets from the first Bulletin for each volume from 40, 30, 20 and 10 years ago.

The Seventies: Bulletin no 1 of 1978
‘The Ungreening of Glebe’

In March the same year the Council agreed to ‘the request for removal of the trees and their replacement with a more suitable species’. Note: In 1978 Glebe was within the Leichhardt Council area. It became part of the City of Sydney again in 2003.

The Eighties: Bulletin no. 1 of 1988
‘Bicentennial Park Two Steps Closer’

Note: Federal Rd used to run from Northcote Rd right through where the park is now and over the wooden bridge.

The Nineties: Bulletin no 1 of 1998
Report from Councillor Macindoe (extract)

The Noughties: Bulletin No. 1 of 2008
Bellevue, 55 Leichhardt St

[Editor’s Note: Ahh … the more things change, the more they stay the same!]

‘Wentworth Park: a changing Scene’

Note: A Celebrate Wentworth Park Day was subsequently held in May 2008

Your reflections on these snippets are most welcome – email