January 2021 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: January 2021

The Franklyn St Redevelopment Proposal

Posted on 1st January 2021

In November the NSW Government released the Franklyn St, Glebe, redevelopment proposal. The Society has a list of objections.

Glebe plan shows lack of respect – Letter in Sydney Morning Herald

Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Society’s letter, published on Jan 1st, 2021, about plans to trash the 50-year legacy of good public policy and town planning in Glebe

Glebe Society 50th anniversary Community Festival ‘highly commended’ at the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards

Posted on 2nd January 2021

Last year’s Community Festival, held at the Tramsheds, was entered in the ‘Heritage Events, Exhibitions & Tours’ category of this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards. We’re delighted that the Festival was ‘highly commended’ by the judges.

Glebe Island Bridge – Give It Back public meeting a great success

Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Society has for many years called for the restoration and repair of the now-disused Glebe Island Bridge for use as a pedestrian walkway and cycleway. The Society organised a meeting at the Pyrmont end of the Bridge on Thursday 3 December, the 25th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Bridge and its replacement by the Anzac Bridge.

New Book Lifts the Lid on Greyhound Racing and Government

Posted on 2nd January 2021

Ted McKeown reviews Max Solling’s latest book: Going to the Dogs: A History of Greyhound Racing in New South Wales.

The Immortal has arrived!

Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Rugby League Football Club is proud to announce the launch of the Glebe Brewing Co – the official beer label of the Glebe Dirty Reds! The Glebe Brewing Co’s first offering, The Immortal Pale Ale, is now available to purchase.

Who Lived in 21 Westmoreland St?

Posted on 2nd January 2021

A Facebook follower asked for help in identifying the subject of this artwork ‘Glebe Houses’. Robert Hannan recognised 21 Westmoreland St, a house remarkable for its decorative quoins pattern work. Who lived there?

‘On the verge’ – it’s not easy being green

Posted on 2nd January 2021

“Some days I wish I had full PPE, as my days seem so long and the onslaught unrelenting. I live on the street, I have no money, few resources. I accept I am low in the pecking order.” Who am I?

Online seminar: The Street Where They Lived: Every Street Has A Story to Tell

Posted on 2nd January 2021

Learn how to research the history of your street (seminar in February 2021)

The next big thing in recycling is here

Posted on 1st January 2021

City of Sydney is partnering with RecycleSmart to make it easier for us to recycle items that can’t go in the yellow lid recycling bin.

Antoniou Filo Pastry: Celebrating 60 years – starting from humble beginnings at 85-87 Glebe Point Rd

Posted on 2nd January 2021

by Christine Apostoles & Rodney Hammett. From Bulletin 10 of 2020 Glebe in the 1950s welcomed many of the post-war immigrants who went on to enjoy the freedom and prosperity that Australia offered, raising families and creating successful businesses here. One such couple was Christofis (Chris) and Marina Antoniou who arrived separately in Sydney from […]

Glebe Society’s Aleppo pine has been on the move

Posted on 1st January 2021

In 2015, the Glebe Society donated a Gallipoli Pine to the University of Sydney and it was planted by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, on the eve of Anzac Day 2015. Unfortunately, the site where the sapling was planted was right in the middle of what was to become the Chau Chak Wing Museum, which unites the Nicholson and Macleay Museums and the University art collection under one roof. So ‘our’ pine was sent away on an extended vacation but has now been replanted near the main University gate and in front of the new Museum.

Kitchen Pack update, and thank you

Posted on 2nd January 2021

Members responded generously to our request, a few months ago, to re-stock our kitchen pack supplies.

A Christmas Gathering with a difference … at St John’s Church!

Posted on 1st January 2021

Tickets sold out in just over a week for our Christmas gathering held on Friday 11 December in the historic St John’s Church, with 100 people attending. It was a pleasure to welcome so many newer members. Several members commented that although they had lived in Glebe for over 20 years they’d never ventured inside this beautiful historic building and were delighted to have this opportunity.

Common Ground (Camperdown): On Glebe’s doorstep – interested in volunteering?

Posted on 1st January 2021

It’s the five-storey orange and grey building with balconies, on Pyrmont Bridge Rd, opposite the old Children’s Hospital and Sterling apartments. Common Ground Sydney provides housing for long-term homeless people and people on low to moderate incomes in inner-city Sydney. They need volunteers.

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