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Glebe plan shows lack of respect – Letter in Sydney Morning Herald

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 »

The Franklyn St Redevelopment Proposal

In November the NSW Government released the Franklyn St, Glebe, redevelopment proposal. The Society has a list of objections.  Read more »

Glebe Society 50th anniversary Community Festival ‘highly commended’ at the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards

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 »

Glebe Island Bridge – Give It Back public meeting a great success

The Glebe Society has for many years called for the restoration and repair of the now-disused Glebe Island Bridge for use as a pedestrian walkway and cycleway. The Society organised a meeting at the Pyrmont end of the Bridge on Thursday 3 December, the 25th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Bridge and its replacement by the Anzac Bridge.  Read more »

New Book Lifts the Lid on Greyhound Racing and Government

Ted McKeown reviews Max Solling’s latest book: Going to the Dogs: A History of Greyhound Racing in New South Wales.  Read more »

The Immortal has arrived!

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 »

Online seminar: The Street Where They Lived: Every Street Has A Story to Tell

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

The next big thing in recycling is here

City of Sydney is partnering with RecycleSmart to make it easier for us to recycle items that can’t go in the yellow lid recycling bin.  Read more »

Glebe Society’s Aleppo pine has been on the move

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 »

Common Ground (Camperdown): On Glebe’s doorstep – interested in volunteering?

It’s the five-storey orange and grey building with balconies, on Pyrmont Bridge Rd, opposite the old Children’s Hospital and Sterling apartments. Common Ground Sydney provides housing for long-term homeless people and people on low to moderate incomes in inner-city Sydney. They need volunteers.  Read more »

Seminar on Frank Hurley

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 »

More disappointment on Glebe-City bus routes

Bus route changes disadvantage people with mobility impairments trying to get into the city.  Read more »

Brush Turkey sightings!

It seems they are everywhere…  Read more »

Blacket exhibition

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 »

Update on Bridge Rd cycleway: Council and State Government drag their feet on serious safety concerns

The cycleway remains dangerous and neither the City nor the State Government has explained how and when the problems will be addressed.   Read more »



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