Monthly Archives: May 2012
A documentary film, made in 1972, records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Medical Service, footage from the demonstrations and arrests at the Embassy. This is the only film to focus on the Tent Embassy and is an historic document, integral to the comprehension of the Aboriginal political struggle. Erection of the Tent Embassy on the lawns of Parliament is the most symbolic action ever taken by Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice in their own land. “Ningla A-Na” presents an inside view of Aboriginal political life.
Generic Plan of Management: Community Land Response from the Glebe Society Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the City of Sydney’s Draft Generic Plan of Management (DGPOM) for Community Land. Members of the Society, including members of the Environment Subcommittee and the Blue Wrens group, have been involved in preparing this submission. They […]
THE BAYS PRECINCT COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS: Some preliminary thoughts from a community perspective. Over the next week we have a rare opportunity to have a say in the future of the Bays Precinct through the Government’s Bays Precinct Taskforce community consultations. This is a very special and strategic harbour site encompassing Blackwattle Bay, Rozelle Bay, White […]
The first round of the Government’s community consultations on the future of the Bays Precinct began last Wednesday in Balmain. The Government agencies and Sydney and Leichhardt Councils all presented their views for future uses. Professor Jane Marceau – the sole community representative – gave a feisty response, challenging the closed approach of the agencies and calling for serious dialogue with the community and an innovative (rather than more of the same) vision for this strategic harbour site. This consultation will be repeated in Glebe at St Scholastica’s on Wednesday night 23rd May at 6-9pm. The Glebe Society urges members to attend.
“Waste Not”, a film and presentation on Waste Strategy, will be presented at Benledi on Thursday 28th June at 6.00 p.m. till 7.30 p.m. Bookings are essential, with a Gold coin donation at the venue.
The Council of the City of Sydney has named a laneway in Glebe as Elsie Walk, in tribute to Australia’s first women’s refuge for victims of domestic violence. Elsie Walk is a small laneway between Derwent Street and Derwent Lane, on the western boundary of Glebe Public School. Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, will unveil Elsie Walk on Monday 28th May at 4.00 p.m. All members of the Glebe Society are invited to the event.
NAIDOC Week will be held in Glebe in July, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Events held in Glebe during NAIDOC week will include a Corroboree night, a Family Day and the Elders Lunch. A Trivia Night fundraising event will be held on Friday 1st June at 7pm at the Harold Park hotel, upstairs, to raise money to put on these events that celebrate and show support for the Aboriginal community in Glebe.
Dr. Ian Evans, a former resident of Glebe and the author of numerous books on the history and conservation of old houses, has uncovered some startling new information on a ritual that is thought to be thousands of years old. It came to Australia as part of the cultural baggage of convicts and settlers and survived in great secrecy into the jazz age. Dr. Evans is the author of numerous books on the history and conservation of old Australian houses. His talk at the Museum of Sydney, on the corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, at 2.00 pm on 24th June is free with Museum admission.