Monthly Archives: April 2012
The Glebe Society has urged the Government to lessen the emphasis on the motor car and increase the emphasis on walking in its long-term planning for transport in New South Wales. The Society makes this point in response to a discussion paper issued by Government as part of the process of developing its new Long-term Transport Master Plan. The full text of the Society’s submission can be read here. Read more »
A good crowd attended the annual Anzac Day service at the Glebe Diggers Memorial in Glebe Point Road, at 7.30 a.m. on 25th April. As he does each year, our resident local historian gave an address during the service, reflecting on the sacrifices made by the young men and their families. You can here to read the full address by Max Solling here.
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“From Glebe to Antarctica”. An illustrated talk by Grahame Budd, former Antarctic Medical Officer, about the explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. This event coincides with the 100th anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition and the establishment of the base at Commonwealth Bay. Read more »
On Thursday 7th June we will be having an evening at the Kapadokya Turkish Cafe at 71 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, starting at 7pm. A delicious spread of traditional Turkish home-cooked dishes will be served. More details to come.
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Join the Glebe Society’s Blue Wrens, members from the Glebe Bushcare Group, Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery & City of Sydney staff & contractors for a working bee at Paddy Gray Reserve (local National Tree Day site in 2010 & 2008). The focus this time will be on grasses & ground covers. We’ll look at what’s already growing in the reserve, learn a little from Council’s Ecology Manager, Katie Oxenham about native grasses & plant a few more in bare spaces. Wednesday 2nd May, 9:15 am till 11:30 am (weather permitting, otherwise 9 May) Read more »
You are cordially invited to Inner West Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s REPOWER event. The AYCC and New Moon Blues Initiative are holding a night of music and art to raise money to help local community spots to be more energy efficient as part of our Repower campaign. The following information has been provided to The Glebe […] Read more »
An event will be held on 24th April when Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas and Leichhardt LAC Commander Michael O’Toole will be speaking and answering questions on Policing in our community. This is a community event, and everyone is invited so that important issues of concern can be raised and responded to. Read more »
On 22nd Feb Ann Curthoys, ARC Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney, presented a talk titled: “Radical Glebe – People and Places of Significance in the Radical Movements in the 60’s and 70’s. You can now view a transcript of her talk here. Read more »
The Glebe Community Newsletter is a regular newsletter that is published locally and distributed via email. Written by locals it features stories of local interest in the community. The Sep-Oct 2011 issue is now available here, or you can subscribe to the newsletter by contacting the Glebe Community Development Project on 9660-3943 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Albert “Tibby” Cotter was Australia’s fastest bowler in cricket during the first decade of the 20th century. He fought at Gallipoli, but was killed in action at Beersheba. Tibby Cotter lived and went to school in Glebe, and played for the Glebe Cricket Club. Members of the Glebe Society are invited to a book launch of “Tibby Cotter: Fast Bowler, Larrikin, Anzac” by Max Bonnell & Andrew Sproul, to be held on Tue 24th April at 6.00 p.m. at the Sydney Cricket Ground. For more details click here to see the flyer.
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Glebe Library is having a Birthday, it’s 15th since opening at its current location in Glebe Point Road. To help celebrate, Max Solling, our well-known local historian, will be giving a talk about the history of Glebe and its library. It will be an evening filled with music, history, community, light refreshments and of course, cake! Featuring the local stories from the COWbelles, jazz music from Barry Canham, and an exhibition of selected images from the Bernard Smith Collection. Read more »