April 2020 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Glebe and Forest Lodge responds to COVID-19

Posted on 7th April 2020

COVID-19 and our neighbours In these times of self-isolation and social distancing there may be people in our community, and especially those who live alone, who could do with some friendly neighbourhood assistance. I have heard of two instances where Glebe Society members are checking with elderly and single-dwelling neighbours, offering help with shopping or […]  Read more »



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Kate Brennan Glebe TreeHouse

Farewell to Kate Brennan (Glebe TreeHouse)

Posted on 8th April 2020

Kate Brennan is planning to move on from her role as Coordinator Glebe TreeHouse, based at Glebe Public School. Those of you who know Kate or have worked with her will be only too well aware of how much she contributed to the Glebe community over many years. The Society sent Kate a letter of […]  Read more »

50 Years of the Glebe Society 1969-2019

The Glebe Society 50th Anniversary booklet

Posted on 7th April 2020

Our publication Fifty Years of the Glebe Society has been updated and is being delivered to all members. This 68-page booklet documents the major heritage and conservation battles of the past 50 years, as well as the major successes and positive changes that have occurred in Glebe and Forest Lodge. Most copies will be hand-delivered […]  Read more »

The Making of Martin Sparrow, by Peter Cochrane

Glebe historian Peter Cochrane turns to fiction

Posted on 7th April 2020

In our March 2020 Bulletin we reported on Glebe resident Peter Cochrane’s latest work in non-fiction (Best We Forget. The War for White Australia), but Peter’s most recent work in fiction is the frontier novel The Making of Martin Sparrow (Penguin/Viking 2018). The book is currently Short-Listed for the Voss Literary Prize and Long-Listed for […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2020)

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2020)

Posted on 7th April 2020

Margaret Sheppard Margaret Sheppard, a retired librarian and long-time member of the Society and our Subcommittee, died on 10 March surrounded by her family. A wake to celebrate Margaret’s life and to say thankyou to the community for being so kind to her over the years was held at Rothwell Lodge in Ferry Rd, the […]  Read more »

Glebe Town Hall

City of Sydney Council to consider uses of Glebe Town Hall

Posted on 8th April 2020

Following our submission to the Council of the City of Sydney concerning the concept of transforming Glebe Town Hall into a fully funded and fully staffed community centre some developments have taken place. Cr Jess Scully, following approaches from the Glebe Society President and the Community Subcommittee Convenor, as well as other interested community groups, […]  Read more »