On the afternoon of Tuesday, 11 November, a large crowd gathered at the Glebe Town Hall for this combined event. The creation of the Cultural Space has been an important ongoing project for the Glebe Community Development Project, so all concerned are to be congratulated on its coming to fruition.
Exhibits include interesting photographs, stories and artefacts provided by Glebe residents, and it is well worth a visit to the Town Hall to learn more about the importance of maintaining this strong and vibrant culture. Glebe is reputed to be the third largest Aboriginal community within the Sydney Metropolitan area and a valued part of the diversity that characterises Glebe.
Fiona Smith, a Glebe resident and the manager of NAIDOC Week in Glebe spoke at the launch, reminding the audience of the importance of celebrating community through this forum. It was pleasing to see many local representatives from both local and state governments attending the event, and joining the Glebe community in celebrating this important development.