February 2020 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Kitchen Pack Project Passes the Half Century

Posted on 27th February 2020

We delivered our 50th pack of kitchen essentials in January; this week the total is likely to reach 55 – all in just over two years. This is a wonderful achievement for a project that began with a target of providing packs for just 11 new households per year. Thank you to all who have […]

City of Sydney’s revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (February 2020)

Posted on 27th February 2020

The City of Sydney’s Working Group has drawn up revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve which incorporate the design of the original front garden of the adjacent Rothwell House. The Group was chaired by Chris Thomas, Manager Design, City of Sydney and the other members were Helen Rogers, Design Manager, City of Sydney, local Ferry […]

The Sydney Fish Market redevelopment update

The Sydney Fish Market redevelopment update

Posted on 27th February 2020

In early January 2020 The Glebe Society was invited to meet with representatives of Infrastructure NSW to engage in early discussions on the redevelopment of the current Sydney Fish Market and the Bank St precinct. Representing the Glebe Society were Lesley Lynch, Asa Wahlquist and Brian Fuller. Whilst there was not a significant advance on […]

Glebe Town Hall

Glebe Town Hall – A Great Venue for a Glebe Community Centre!

Posted on 27th February 2020

One of the most obvious omissions in the suburb of Glebe is a dedicated, fully staffed, full-time community centre. In a 2019 survey of older Glebe residents over 90% of responders identified that as an impediment to the availability of local activities for groups of all ages. The Community Development Subcommittee of the Glebe Society […]

Wesley RJ Williams refurbishment

RJ Williams Lodge – 274 Glebe Point Rd

Posted on 27th February 2020

The Glebe Society would like to thank Jamie Parker MP for attending a meeting organised by local residents to discuss Wesley Mission’s proposed plans for the redevelopment of RJ Williams Lodge. More than 70 residents attended this meeting. This site has been vacant since 2010, following the death of a resident who fell from his […]

The multi-user facility of Glebe Island.

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility (MUF)

Posted on 21st February 2020

The NSW Port Authority has now approved its plan for a 24-hour shipping port and storage facility for construction materials at Glebe Island. There were many submissions opposing the inadequate amenity protections, particularly at night. In response, the Port Authority promised a precinct-wide noise policy and mandatory protocols for all vessels with 24-hour monitoring and […]

The Glebe Point Road Blues (by Vrasidas Karalis)

Book launch and books by Glebe residents

Posted on 27th February 2020

The Glebe Point Road Blues   The Glebe Point Road Blues by Vrasidas Karalis is the imaginative recreation of the experience of living on Glebe Point Rd for over 30 years in prose and verse. Through the encounters of the unidentified writer, the narrative evokes unsuspected episodes and quirky moments from the lives of countless […]

Meredith Burgmann, Australian anti-apartheid activist being arrested. (Image courtesy of ‘Have You Heard from Johannesburg’, Flickr.)

Meredith Burgmann receives an AM in the Australia Day Honours

Posted on 27th February 2020

Long-time Glebe Society member, Meredith Burgmann, has been made a member of the general division of the order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List for significant service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales. Her achievements, as listed on the Governor-General’s website, are shown below. Parliament and Politics President, Legislative […]

2019 Glebe Society Christmas Gathering

Posted on 26th February 2020

What a delight for around 95 members and their guests to celebrate the end of a big year for the Society in the grounds of historic Rothwell Lodge (built by George Allen circa 1847). Rothwell Lodge is one of the earliest surviving houses in Glebe and is set in lovely grounds. It is now the […]

Detonator accident, Victoria Street, Glebe Point, 30 November 1919.

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – November 2019

Posted on 23rd February 2020

Researcher’s Note: This is the tunnel which today is used by the light rail. For related articles on the tunnel see Bulletins 2016 (Issue 5) and 2017 (Issue 8).

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day remembered

Posted on 21st February 2020

For many years, the Glebe Society has supported and participated in an Anzac Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Foley Park organised by our local historian, Max Solling. In 1973, we were approaching the centenary of the outbreak of the World War 1 – ‘the war to end all wars’. So, on 11 November […]

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