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What Is Heritage?

‘Heritage’ is the tangible evidence of our history, the things we want to keep, not only for our own enjoyment and education but also for future generations.  Read more »



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Glebe plan shows lack of respect – Letter in Sydney Morning Herald
Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Society’s letter, published on Jan 1st, 2021, about plans to trash the 50-year legacy of good public policy and town planning in Glebe  Read more »

Glebe Society 50th anniversary Community Festival ‘highly commended’ at the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards
Posted on 2nd January 2021

Last year’s Community Festival, held at the Tramsheds, was entered in the ‘Heritage Events, Exhibitions & Tours’ category of this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards. We’re delighted that the Festival was ‘highly commended’ by the judges.  Read more »

The Immortal has arrived!
Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Rugby League Football Club is proud to announce the launch of the Glebe Brewing Co – the official beer label of the Glebe Dirty Reds! The Glebe Brewing Co’s first offering, The Immortal Pale Ale, is now available to purchase.  Read more »

Who Lived in 21 Westmoreland St?
Posted on 2nd January 2021

A Facebook follower asked for help in identifying the subject of this artwork ‘Glebe Houses’. Robert Hannan recognised 21 Westmoreland St, a house remarkable for its decorative quoins pattern work. Who lived there?  Read more »

Online seminar: The Street Where They Lived: Every Street Has A Story to Tell
Posted on 2nd January 2021

Learn how to research the history of your street (seminar in February 2021)  Read more »

Antoniou Filo Pastry: Celebrating 60 years – starting from humble beginnings at 85-87 Glebe Point Rd
Posted on 2nd January 2021

by Christine Apostoles & Rodney Hammett. From Bulletin 10 of 2020 Glebe in the 1950s welcomed many of the post-war immigrants who went on to enjoy the freedom and prosperity that Australia offered, raising families and creating successful businesses here. One such couple was Christofis (Chris) and Marina Antoniou who arrived separately in Sydney from […]  Read more »

Glebe Society’s Aleppo pine has been on the move
Posted on 1st January 2021

In 2015, the Glebe Society donated a Gallipoli Pine to the University of Sydney and it was planted by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, on the eve of Anzac Day 2015. Unfortunately, the site where the sapling was planted was right in the middle of what was to become the Chau Chak Wing Museum, which unites the Nicholson and Macleay Museums and the University art collection under one roof. So ‘our’ pine was sent away on an extended vacation but has now been replanted near the main University gate and in front of the new Museum.  Read more »

A Christmas Gathering with a difference … at St John’s Church!
Posted on 1st January 2021

Tickets sold out in just over a week for our Christmas gathering held on Friday 11 December in the historic St John’s Church, with 100 people attending. It was a pleasure to welcome so many newer members. Several members commented that although they had lived in Glebe for over 20 years they’d never ventured inside this beautiful historic building and were delighted to have this opportunity.  Read more »

Seminar on Frank Hurley
Posted on 1st January 2021

Frank Hurley, the famous photographer and film-maker, was born in Glebe in 1885. If you are interested in Frank Hurley, you may like to watch the online presentation about his life and work organised by the Local History people at Woollahra Municipal Council.   Read more »

Who Lived in Your House? – 224 Bridge Rd, Forest Lodge
Posted on 1st January 2021

The original Forest Lodge partially existed under No 224, prior to Munro Terrace (Nos 212-230 Bridge Rd). This is a story of the owners and occupants of No 224.  Read more »

Blacket exhibition
Posted on 2nd January 2021

Congratulations to Robert Hannan and his team for the excellent exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the current St John’s Church. We hope many of you had the opportunity to view the exhibition while it was on display this month.  Read more »

NSW Heritage protection is flawed
Posted on 29th December 2020

When the NSW Heritage Act was introduced in 1977 it was a turning point in the protection of our built heritage. However, all is not as it should be, and important heritage listed buildings in Glebe continue to deteriorate.  Read more »

Heritage Conservation Areas – Repainting Guidelines
Posted on 29th December 2020

Thinking of repainting? The City of Sydney has guidelines for repainting, if your house is in a heritage conservation area.  Read more »

Plans to shrink the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area will undermine heritage values, liveability and amenity
Posted on 29th December 2020

The Society has lodged an objection the NSW Government s plans to remove the parts of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area, paving the way for building heights up to the equivalent of eight storeys. T  Read more »

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 »