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Glebe Town Hall – A Great Venue for a Glebe Community Centre!

One of the most obvious omissions in the suburb of Glebe is a dedicated, fully staffed, full-time community centre. In a 2019 survey of older Glebe residents over 90% of responders identified that as an impediment to the availability of local activities for groups of all ages. The Community Development Subcommittee of the Glebe Society […]  Read more »

The Glebe Point Road Blues (by Vrasidas Karalis)

Book launch and books by Glebe residents

The Glebe Point Road Blues   The Glebe Point Road Blues by Vrasidas Karalis is the imaginative recreation of the experience of living on Glebe Point Rd for over 30 years in prose and verse. Through the encounters of the unidentified writer, the narrative evokes unsuspected episodes and quirky moments from the lives of countless […]  Read more »

Meredith Burgmann, Australian anti-apartheid activist being arrested. (Image courtesy of ‘Have You Heard from Johannesburg’, Flickr.)

Meredith Burgmann receives an AM in the Australia Day Honours

Long-time Glebe Society member, Meredith Burgmann, has been made a member of the general division of the order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List for significant service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales. Her achievements, as listed on the Governor-General’s website, are shown below. Parliament and Politics President, Legislative […]  Read more »

2019 Glebe Society Christmas Gathering

What a delight for around 95 members and their guests to celebrate the end of a big year for the Society in the grounds of historic Rothwell Lodge (built by George Allen circa 1847). Rothwell Lodge is one of the earliest surviving houses in Glebe and is set in lovely grounds. It is now the […]  Read more »

Sydney Fish Markets from rowing club

Public submissions show strong opposition to Infrastructure NSW’s plans for the new Sydney Fish Market

The deadline for submissions in response to the DAs for the redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Market (SFM) was 13 November 2019. The Society’s submission concentrated on the following issues: A lack of an acceptable financial business case that justifies the additional expenditure of building over water versus redeveloping the current land site. The early […]  Read more »

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day remembered

For many years, the Glebe Society has supported and participated in an Anzac Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Foley Park organised by our local historian, Max Solling. In 1973, we were approaching the centenary of the outbreak of the World War 1 – ‘the war to end all wars’. So, on 11 November […]  Read more »

DA is Out But Moving the Sydney Fish Market Makes No Sense!

The objections to the new site relate to the lack of a business case, loss of unrestricted 24 hour access to the foreshore, loss of potential for a waterfront to Wentworth Park amenity, and access and transport implications.  Read more »

Submission to City of Sydney about Retail on Glebe Point Road

Submission to City of Sydney about Retail on Glebe Point Road

The Society recently made a submission the City of Sydney in relation to Glebe Point Road retail.  Read more »

My NBN Story – a cautionary tale

Apparently about 75% of homes are now connected to NBN. That means that in 25%, including many in Glebe, people are waiting anxiously to find out what happens next. When I mention NBN most people have experienced or know of horror stories, for instance back to base burglar alarms seem to be incompatible with NBN. […]  Read more »

Community Festival – eight fabulous days!

Community Festival – eight fabulous days!

The Festival took place at the Harold Park Community Hall, in the Tramsheds Forest Lodge from 23 – 30 June.
Over 2,500 people attended the Exhibition and 1,100 people attended events.
Resounding energy and pride were openly expressed by locals about living in such a wonderful and cohesive community.  Read more »

Glebe Point Road – 1991 to 2018

In 1991, the Department of Planning and Environment took photos of many of the properties in the Glebe Point Road. In 2018 and early 2019,, members of the Glebe Society took new photos of the same properties. Compare how these properties have changed in the intervening 27 years  Read more »

Glebe Society Community Festival Update

The website for the Glebe Society Community Festival is now up and running and can be accessed at https://glebesociety.org.au/50th_anniversary_festival/
Information on the website will be added to and updated every week   Read more »

Glebe Society Community Festival

Join our 50th Birthday celebrations!  Read more »

Vale Bill Nelson

Vale Bill Nelson

Dr Bill Nelson passed away at the end of March. Older members of the Society will remember his involvement, together with his wife Sally, in the early days of the Society when there was much activity about gardens in Glebe.   Read more »

Looking for a Convenor, Transport and Traffic Subcommittee

The role of Convenor, Transport and Traffic for the Glebe Society will interest you.  Read more »



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