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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

A Tram is a Tram is a Tram …?
Posted on 1st April 2019

After a life of no more than 18 years, the last of the Variotrams, No. 2107 has gone into retirement at the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus.  Read more »

From the Heritage Subcommittee (March 2019)

From the Heritage Subcommittee (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

Heritage Audit commenced and Toxteth Hotel well  Read more »

History Enquiries from the Website
Posted on 2nd November 2018

Enquiries on Glebe’s history and heritage continue to be received from members of the general public via the Society’s website.  Read more »

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018
Posted on 6th August 2018

One matter that has been under consideration for the whole year is the proposed redevelopment of the former Remand Centre behind Bidura. Another development that has attracted a considerable amount of community concern is the proposal to establish a restaurant and café in Bellevue, previously occupied as the Blackwattle Café.  Read more »

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 »