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Chinese New Year at Glebe’s Sze Yup Temple
Posted on 14th March 2019

In February, the Year of the Pig was welcomed in with Lunar New Year including in Glebe. For decades, Glebe’s Sze Yup Temple was a site for celebrations.  Read more »

Speech by Max Solling at Remembrance Day Ceremony 2018
Posted on 25th November 2018

The British imperial dead numbered over a million, and sending the bodies home was logistically impossible. Brooke immortalised himself in his own poignant verse in The Soldier.  Read more »

Speech by Lyn Collingwood on Remembrance Day 2018
Posted on 25th November 2018

A reading of one of the many letters written by World War One serviceman no. 3698 James Blackwood to his aunt Agnes living in Glebe in Stewart Street.  Read more »

Hidden treasures of contemporary Glebe
Posted on 2nd November 2018

‘Our House’ on Sunday 21 Oct 2018 was a perfect opportunity to welcome four new members and to see many hidden treasures of contemporary Glebe in the Lyndhurst Estate.  Read more »

Habitat Garden Guided Walk
Posted on 2nd November 2018

As part of National Bird Week, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney Council, organised a guided walk in the John Street Reserve Habitat Garden on Saturday morning, 27 October, led by Judy Christie.   Read more »

The Glebe Society Helps Support Centipede
Posted on 2nd November 2018

On the evening of 12 October some 70 hardy souls braved the unseasonable weather to gather in support of Centipede at Glebe Public School at the Sunset Soirée.   Read more »

On the Public Interest
Posted on 30th September 2018

Presentation by Philip Thalis to the Glebe Society AGM, 19 August 2018, Glebe Town Hall  Read more »

The 2018 Glebe Society AGM
Posted on 31st August 2018

The AGM was held on Sunday 19 August at the Glebe Town Hall.  Read more »

Get More out of Your Smartphone 102’
Posted on 31st May 2018

Around 23 Glebe Society members came to Benledi House on the evening of Tuesday 29 May for the Society’s event, ‘Get more out of your smartphone 102’.  Read more »

Report on ‘Our House’ Event, 27 May 2018
Posted on 31st May 2018

No 19 Avenue Rd – the home of Lesley, Susan and Ali (the kelpie) – is not one of Glebe’s grand manor houses, but has an interesting history nonetheless. Perhaps more importantly, it was a lovely place for 40 Glebe Society members to get together for a Sunday afternoon over drinks and a sumptuous afternoon tea.  Read more »

Anzac Day Glebe 2018
Posted on 4th May 2018

The Anzac Day service was held at Foley Park at 7.30am on Wednesday 25 April. The service was led by Rev Mark Wormell, Rector of St John’s, Glebe. Max Solling addressed the gathering.  Read more »

Share and Save – in Glebe
Posted on 3rd April 2018

It was a joy to attend the ‘Share and Save – in Glebe’ event on Saturday, 24 March at Benledi House, supported by the City of Sydney. The workshop brought together people from the Glebe community to share the new and exciting Sydney Sharing Map   Read more »

“House History Research” Event
Posted on 28th November 2017

A good number of Glebe Society members and a smattering of non-members – around 30 in all – were both entertained and enlightened by a series of short presentations from several of the Society’s amateur ‘house history’ buffs.  Read more »

A Very Enjoyable Springtime Afternoon at Rothwell Lodge!
Posted on 28th November 2017

A second and very successful ‘Our House’ event was held at Rothwell Lodge on 12 November 2017 on an afternoon of springtime sunshine.  Read more »

Remembrance Day 2017 Speech by Max Solling
Posted on 26th November 2017

At this years Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day, historian Max Solling spoke of how in 1919 the local community grappled with the proper way to remember their lost generation.  Read more »