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Have you seen a Brush-turkey in Glebe or Forest Lodge?

Posted on 4th November 2020

A number of people have reported seeing Brush-turkeys (Alectura lathami) around Glebe. It turns out that quite a few have made this area their home, including building lovely mounds for incubating their eggs.

A Snapshot in Time – Who lived in Munroe Terrace in 1933?

Posted on 4th November 2020

Munro Terrace (Nos 212-230 Bridge Rd, Glebe) was in 1933 owned by architect William Ross McLean Munro, the grandson of architect William Munro who had purchased the house Forest Lodge and surrounding grounds in February 1871.

Who lived in your street? Cyril (1898 – 1966) and Frank Joseph (1911-82) Culbert

Posted on 4th November 2020

Horse trainers Frank and Cyril Culbert lived in Santa Rosa (5 Victoria Rd) and Volta (1 Alexandra Lane) directly adjoining Jubilee Park during the golden age of trotting at Harold Park.

The Glebe Society opposes changes to the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area

Posted on 4th November 2020

The Glebe Society has expressed strong opposition to Sydney City Council’s Plans to adjust the boundaries of the the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area to exclude 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road and 17-31 Cowper Street to enable their demolition and replacement by 8-storey apartment buildings. Plus, why the 1980s infill developments in Glebe worked so well.

Saving a Sydney suburb

Posted on 21st October 2020

Current residents are perhaps not aware of how close Glebe came to virtual annihilation by the NSW Department of Main Roads in the 1970s.

Glebe’s tram ‘sign’

Posted on 21st October 2020

A little snippet

Public Spaces Ideas Competition

Posted on 21st October 2020

Glebe Society member, Asa Wahlquist has entered the Idea for a public walk around the foreshores of Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays into the Public Space Ideas competition.

2020 Glebe Society Christmas Gathering

Posted on 16th October 2020

The Glebe Society Christmas Gathering 2020 will take place at St John’s Church Friday 11 December 5 to 7 pm. More details to come.

Forest Lodge school students at work on the Painted River project

Painted River Project – Updated

Posted on 11th October 2020

The year six students at Forest Lodge have a tradition of leaving a gift for the students who follow them. The plan this year is for a mural featuring Johnstons Creek

Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy

Posted on 17th October 2020

Will the State Government’s proposed Housing Diversity Planning Policy help redress the current desperate shortage of social and affordable housing in Glebe and across the state?

Bridge Road pop-up cycleway

Posted on 15th October 2020

The Glebe Society is serious about cycling but serious safety risks with the cycleway have become apparent. A comprehensive article on the issues and what needs to happen.

Letter to the editor on the pop-up cycleway

Posted on 15th October 2020

From a family that has lived on Bridge Rd Glebe (near Clare St) for five generations

Screenshot of Birdlife Australia's webpage for the Spring Bird Count 2020

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – October 2020

Posted on 16th October 2020

Get involved with the Spring Bird Survey on Sunday 1 November 2020; and hear what’s been happening in local habitat creation.

Palmerston Avenue Park Upgrade

Posted on 16th October 2020

The City of Sydney began its works to improve the park land in Palmerston Ave in late July. It should be finished by the end of the year. The plan is multifaceted. It will provide a greener space, remove noxious weeds, improve drainage and allow people to move around more easily. 

Presidents’ Annual Reports to 2020 Annual General Meeting

Posted on 16th October 2020

Three members performed the role of Glebe Society President in 2019-2020. Here are their reports to the 2020 AGM.

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