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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 »



Posts about Heritage Issues

Older Homes in Glebe – Tell Us What Help You’d Like
Posted on 4th May 2018

If you own an older house, you may have found that carrying out maintenance, repairs or restoration – or all three – isn’t always straightforward.  Read more »

Backstage at the Glebe Society #1. Enquiries
Posted on 12th March 2018

One of the less visible aspects of the Glebe Society is its role in handling enquiries from the general public. On average, we handle about 50 enquiries a year  Read more »

History & Heritage Report (November 2017)
Posted on 28th November 2017

Glebe Society Bulletins – a great resource; and
Eileen Lacey  Read more »

Remembrance Day in Glebe 2017
Posted on 28th November 2017

This year the Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day was held behind the Diggers’ Memorial in the D.J. Foley Rest Park. The ceremony marked the centenary of a year that saw tragic losses by Australian troops fighting on the Western Front.  Read more »

147-9 Glebe Point Road (former Sushi Garden)
Posted on 7th November 2017

This is the only wooden building surviving in Glebe Point Road, and the only wooden shop in Glebe. There is a case for retaining elements of the late Victorian facade, such as the splayed doorway, iron columns and associated windows, and certainly for recording the building comprehensively and attaching an interpretative plaque  Read more »

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017
Posted on 28th July 2017

In Sydney, we are currently mired in an era of rush-to-build. It is a given that arguments for better public transport and more social and affordable housing in Sydney are not disputed. And yes, the issues are complex. But the problem is the abject willingness of government to abandon their own heritage principles and conservation areas and displace long-standing communities in order to ‘cut through’.  Read more »

One-of-a-kind 1871 Photographs of Strathmore
Posted on 29th June 2017

The Glebe Society was very fortunate to have been shown two photos of Strathmore [1] (once the home of George Wigram Allen). They seem to be the only existing photographic records of Strathmore as a two-storey building.  Read more »

Video of Glebe Point Road in 1913
Posted on 29th June 2017

We have recently uploaded to our YouTube channel an extract from a 1913 silent film with some great footage of Glebe Point Rd.  Read more »

Cold Case of the Missing Palms Solved
Posted on 28th May 2017

A story in the Bulletin from 30 years ago (Bulletin 3 of 1987) concerns a case of five missing Washingtonia palms, which apparently went missing from the corner of Wigram Rd and Glebe Point Rd, the site of the former Children’s Hospital. Where are these trees today?  Read more »

Restoring Rothwell Lodge’s Rare Fretwork Verandah Post Infills
Posted on 1st May 2017

Rothwell Lodge, at 24 Ferry Rd, was built around 1847. Veranda posts with fretwork infills unique for Glebe and now rare for Sydney.  Read more »

Tram Mural Officially Launched
Posted on 1st April 2017

The unveiling of the Glebe Tram Mural by Lord Mayor Clover Moore on Wednesday 8 March was the culmination of four years of planning.   Read more »

Glebe’s Tram Mural
Posted on 24th February 2017

Congratulations and thank you to mural creator, Kelly Wallwork. With the mural complete – thanks to the inspiration and hard work of the Society’s Janice Challinor.  Read more »

Iron Spearheads
Posted on 24th February 2017

19th and early 20th Century Glebe houses display a variety of boundary fences, most commonly wooden pickets and iron railings. Although the iron fence is a feature of many Glebe buildings there is a range of spearheads used with some common forms such as the fleur-de-lis and a few that are more individualised.  Read more »

Bidura – Potential Listing on the State Heritage Register
Posted on 24th February 2017

The Heritage Council of NSW is considering whether to recommend the Bidura House Group for listing on the State Heritage Register in acknowledgement of its heritage significance.   Read more »

Key Book for Glebe History
Posted on 24th February 2017

This book is the second edition of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation, which was published in 1998 and was an immediate success. It is the story of the NSW branch of the BLF under the leadership of Jack Mundey, Bob Pringle, Joe Owens and others.   Read more »