2020 – The Glebe Society

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Yearly Archives: 2020

HOT TOPIC: Give us back Glebe Island Bridge – Meeting on 3 December 2020

Posted on 5th November 2020

On 3rd December 2020 it will be 25 years since the Glebe Island Bridge closed. Invitation to be part of action to lobby for the it to be restored and reopened for pedestrians and cyclists.   Read more »

Have you seen a Striated Heron in Federal Park?

Posted on 4th November 2020

Calling all twitchers  Read more »

A new ‘Men’s Table’ in Glebe

Posted on 4th November 2020

By Jan Macindoe, Community Development Convenor, Glebe Society Bulletin November 2020    The Men’s Table invites men to pull up a chair at The Glebe Hotel, 63 Bay St, on Monday 23 November at 6.30 pm as we introduce a new way to support your community. It is a charity dedicated to creating a unique […]  Read more »

100 years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge this month: November 1920

Posted on 4th November 2020

A snippet of history…  Read more »

150 Year Anniversary of St John’s Church Exhibition

Posted on 4th November 2020

From 8th December 2020
Exploring the work of architect Edmund Blacket in Glebe.  Read more »

HOT TOPIC: Momentum is growing for the restoration of Glebe Island Bridge and The Glebe Society plans to give it a good push

Posted on 4th November 2020

Proposals to restore the Glebe Island Bridge for use as a walkway and cycle path are mounting. The latest is from the McKell Institute, which has proposed an active transport path linking the Opera House and Paramatta along the harbour foreshores and southern bank of the Parramatta River.  Read more »

EVENT: 31st Annual Glebe Music Festival, November 21-22

Posted on 4th November 2020

The three concerts for this year’s Glebe Music Festival will occur at St John’s Church (corner St John’s Rd and Glebe Point Rd). Entry will be free of charge but bookings are essential on TryBooking.  Read more »

EVENT: Federation Architect: Walter Liberty Vernon

Posted on 4th November 2020

Historic Houses Association of Australia is hosting an online seminar called ‘Seeking Out Walter Liberty Vernon: Monuments of Art and a Distinctly Australian Architecture’. The seminar will take place on Thursday 3 December 2020 from 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm.  Read more »

Norma Hawkins receives Honorary Fellowship from UNSW

Posted on 4th November 2020

The University of NSW has awarded Norma Hawkins with an Honorary Fellowship. Norma is a member of the Glebe Society and active member of the Blue Wren Subcommittee.  Read more »

Have you seen a Brush-turkey in Glebe or Forest Lodge?

Posted on 4th November 2020

A number of people have reported seeing Brush-turkeys (Alectura lathami) around Glebe. It turns out that quite a few have made this area their home, including building lovely mounds for incubating their eggs.  Read more »

A Snapshot in Time – Who lived in Munroe Terrace in 1933?

Posted on 4th November 2020

Munro Terrace (Nos 212-230 Bridge Rd, Glebe) was in 1933 owned by architect William Ross McLean Munro, the grandson of architect William Munro who had purchased the house Forest Lodge and surrounding grounds in February 1871.  Read more »

Who lived in your street? Cyril (1898 – 1966) and Frank Joseph (1911-82) Culbert

Posted on 4th November 2020

Horse trainers Frank and Cyril Culbert lived in Santa Rosa (5 Victoria Rd) and Volta (1 Alexandra Lane) directly adjoining Jubilee Park during the golden age of trotting at Harold Park.  Read more »

The Glebe Society opposes changes to the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area

Posted on 4th November 2020

The Glebe Society has expressed strong opposition to Sydney City Council’s Plans to adjust the boundaries of the the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area to exclude 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road and 17-31 Cowper Street to enable their demolition and replacement by 8-storey apartment buildings. Plus, why the 1980s infill developments in Glebe worked so well.
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Saving a Sydney suburb

Posted on 21st October 2020

Current residents are perhaps not aware of how close Glebe came to virtual annihilation by the NSW Department of Main Roads in the 1970s.   Read more »

Glebe’s tram ‘sign’

Posted on 21st October 2020

A little snippet  Read more »