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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

High Rise For Glebe’s St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area
Posted on 8th April 2021

Nearly forty years of good planning designed to conserve the scale of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area through height controls was overturned on 29 March when Sydney City Council approved the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s application for a spot rezoning of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd.  Read more »

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this Month: April 1921
Posted on 8th April 2021

100 years ago this month – April 1921 – Opening of new Hostel for Girls at 29 Arundel St, Forest Lodge  Read more »

Bidura continues to deteriorate – February 2021 photos
Posted on 27th February 2021

In danger of demolition by neglect, heritage-listed Bidura in Glebe Point Road, continues to deteriorate  Read more »

The YHA site in Forest Lodge
Posted on 7th March 2021

The YHA at Forest Lodge closed in 2020. Find out more about the history of 28 Ross St, Forest Lodge.  Read more »

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this month: March 1921
Posted on 7th March 2021

Glebe boys Warren Bardsley and William Albert Oldfield were in the Australian cricket team that would shortly depart for a tour to England.   Read more »

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 »