June 2009 – The Glebe Society

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Heritage Policies

Heritage Policies

Posted on 1st June 2009

The Glebe Society’s constitution includes opposing developments detrimental to our heritage conservation values, preserving and enhancing the natural and architectural character of Glebe by encouraging the protection of heritage in town planning, architectural and conservation practices, promoting an interest in heritage conservation and appropriate maintenance practices, and stimulating interest in the historical character of Glebe by encouraging research into the history of the area.  Read more »

Time Capsule – request for items & stories from individuals

Time Capsule – request for items & stories from individuals

Posted on 27th June 2009

One component of Glebe’s sesqui-centennary celebration will be the burying of a time capsule near the fountain in Jubilee Place (gateway to Glebe Point Road). Contributions to the time capsule are welcomed.  Read more »

Glebe Society held a great party to celebrate its 40 years

Glebe Society held a great party to celebrate its 40 years

Posted on 22nd June 2009

The Glebe Society held a party last night, Friday 19th June, to celebrate its 40th year since it began in 1969, attended by 150 members and representatives of local Glebe community organisations. Special guest was Jack Mundey OA.  Read more »

Threat to historic Glebe Island Bridge

Threat to historic Glebe Island Bridge

Posted on 20th June 2009

THE historic Glebe Island Bridge is under threat, with the Roads and Traffic Authority believed to be considering a proposal to demolish it to save on maintenance costs, says the Glebe Society.  Read more »

2009 Glebe NAIDOC Event: Respecting our Elders Nurturing our Youth

2009 Glebe NAIDOC Event: Respecting our Elders Nurturing our Youth

Posted on 21st June 2009

This is the first year that the Glebe community has organised its own program for NAIDOC week. This is a collaboration with Eora TAFE, Glebe Police, Glebe Public School, Glebe Youth Service , Glebe Chamber of Commerce, Tranby. Aboriginal Employment Services, City of Sydney and community members. This invitation is open to everyone in the community. Please show your support on 4th July.  Read more »

The Bays

The Bays

Posted on 18th June 2009

Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays are unique in Sydney Harbour and more akin to a lake system, with a narrow, shared entrance that permits only a slow exchange of water with the main harbour. Their ecology is especially fragile and has suffered great damage from industries of earlier years. Restoration of water quality in Rozelle and […]  Read more »

House Names

House Names

Posted on 15th June 2009

Mayfair … Hartford … Carlyle … Florence … Gaza … Morocco … Minnesota … Montana An itinerary to distant and exotic places? No, Glebe house names! Houses were often known by their names in the days before the numbering of houses became fully systematised early in the 20thC. Apart from the obvious influences suggested above, […]  Read more »

Thirsty Thursday – Na Zdrowie Polish restaurant

Thirsty Thursday – Na Zdrowie Polish restaurant

Posted on 14th June 2009

"Thirsty Thursday" for July will be held on Thursday 2nd July at 6.30 p.m. at Na Zdrowie restaurant, a Polish restaurant, at 161 Glebe Point Road, Glebe.  Thirsty Thursday events are an opportunity for Glebe Society members to meet at some of Glebe’s more interesting restaurants and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere.  […]  Read more »

Curent Issues

Curent Issues

Posted on 10th June 2009

The Forest Lodge and Glebe Local Area Traffic Management Plan (LATM) Report that was endorsed by Council in October 2007 has now be renamed as The Forest Lodge and Glebe Pedestrian, Cyclist & Traffic Calming Plan (PCTC). 2009 The strategy for ongoing implementation will be: Pedestrian, Cycling, and Traffic calming (PCTC) plans are strategic studies […]  Read more »

Queen’s Birthday Honours – awards to Glebe Society members

Queen’s Birthday Honours – awards to Glebe Society members

Posted on 10th June 2009

On Monday 8th June 2009 the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List was announced, and several Glebe residents who are members of the Glebe Society received Order of Australia awards. The local Glebe residents are Robert Bruce, Michael Horsburgh and Jeremy Long.  Read more »

Blue Wrens Planting Demonstration

Blue Wrens Planting Demonstration

Posted on 3rd June 2009

These are some of the photos taken at the demonstration planting,held on 27 July 2008 at Paddy Gray Park, of plants which attract blue wrens: Photo Gallery  Read more »

Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Posted on 3rd June 2009

The Glebe Society received grant funding from the City of Sydney for a project aimed at community education and habitat conservation for Superb Fairy-wrens (known as Blue Wrens) in the Glebe/Forest Lodge area. A sub-committee of the Glebe Society was established to manage the project.  Read more »



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