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Glebe is an inner Sydney suburb notable for its distinct village character, heritage streetscapes, attractive parks and foreshores and strong sense of community. The Glebe Society's aims are to protect our heritage, encourage a sense of community and create a better future for all residents of Glebe and Forest Lodge.
Catch up with what we’ve been doing by reading the President’s Report. This month has seen us attending meetings with Council and other groups with similar goals to ours. Our program of Guided Walks is also going strong.
Glebe and Forest Lodge are great places to walk, with heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and a rich social and industrial history. .See our program of Guided Walks for 2022 and book soon to secure your place!
The Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre was established in 1975 at St James Hall, 153 Bridge Road, Glebe as a full-time training program to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take up professional dance. It launched the careers of many dancers and performers, and raised the profile of Aboriginal dance on the international stage. The Glebe Society has nominated St James Hall to have a Blue Plaque commemorating this history.
The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture will this year feature Professor Dieter Hochuli talking on ‘How nature survives and thrives in urban environments, and why it matters for the future of our cities’. It is on 25 May. Also read news from the Glebe bushcare groups.
Inspired by reports he heard of the flying exploits of the Wright brothers and lectures he attended given by Lawrence Hargrave, ‘Jack’ Jones built an aeroplane frame and engine in the backyard of his 108 Hereford St house.
Transport for NSW officials have responded to urgent concerns over pedestrian safety along Bridge Rd, next to the construction site of the New Sydney Fish Market. Transport for NSW plans to improve signage ‘within a few weeks’, and that they were currently undertaking a pedestrian safety review, which they aim to implement ‘sooner rather than later’. The results of the review will not be publicly available.
Read our monthly newsletter to find out what’s happened in our community and what’s coming up. From its first issue in July 1969, The Bulletin has been The Glebe Society’s primary form of communication.
Join one of our many varied Glebe Society Events such as guided walks, talks and tours.