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Who Lived on Your Street?

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The York Brothers

York St and York Lane Forest Lodge commemorate identical twins Charles and James York who owned land on Pyrmont Bridge Rd bounded by Ross St and Hereford St, north of today’s Forest Lodge School.  Read more »

Glebe Public School’s First Headmasters

Glebe Primary dates its beginnings from 3 November 1858 when James Buckland (1824-85) enrolled two pupils in a public school conducted in a Wesleyan chapel in Francis Street.  Read more »

Glebe Public School’s First Headmistresses

Many female teachers did not last long, resigning because of poor pay, marriage or the pressures of classroom and constant travel from one school to another. Florence Beeby, who retired at age 30, her health “having permanently broken down”, had been posted to 13 schools – the last, Glebe Public.  Read more »