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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Sanitary lanes (aka dunny lanes)

Posted on 18th April 2021

Once an integral and necessary part of the layout among the terrace house development of Glebe (and other inner west suburbs) was the sanitary lane.

Eglintoun Village at Glebe Point

Posted on 18th April 2021

In the 1840a, a grand plan for ‘Eglintoun Village’ on land at Glebe Point, was produced by businessman Alexander Brodie Spark. He went bankrupt and it never eventuated, but echoes of the plan remain in today’s street pattern – Eglinton Rd, Pendrill Rd and Edward St. This article traces some of the 19th and early 20th
century residents of this part of Glebe Point.

Who worked in your street? 21 Ross St, Forest Lodge

Posted on 17th April 2021

21 Ross St’s ‘red’ history as home of the Communist Party of Australia’s Tribune newspaper

Updates on Bridge Rd Pop-Up Cycleway

Posted on 17th April 2021

Transport for NSW’s survey about the Bridge Road cycleway left much to be desired.

Jack Mundey memorial service

Posted on 17th April 2021

Jack’s pioneering work helped save Glebe from being cut into three by two expressways in the 1970s

High Rise For Glebe’s St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area

Posted on 8th April 2021

Nearly forty years of good planning designed to conserve the scale of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area through height controls was overturned on 29 March when Sydney City Council approved the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s application for a spot rezoning of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd.

Update on Glebe Island Bridge and Bays West Place Strategy

Posted on 8th April 2021

It was with some surprise and also joy that we learned from the Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, of his plan for White Bay, which also including a plan to open the Glebe Island Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee

Posted on 8th April 2021

Find out about the 2021 Biodiversity Lecture, the great work done by Sydney Secondary College helped by the 2019 Craney Small Grant, and everything else the Subcommittee has been up to!

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this Month: April 1921

Posted on 8th April 2021

100 years ago this month – April 1921 – Opening of new Hostel for Girls at 29 Arundel St, Forest Lodge

A missing transport link – let’s protest!

Posted on 8th April 2021

City buses from Glebe do not stop at the existing bus stop that’s key to accessing important services and transport infrastructure. Instead, passengers must alight at stops nearly ½ km away. What needs to be done.

Fire in the Control Cabin on Glebe Island Bridge, 1983

Posted on 8th April 2021

According to NSW Transport’s archives (https://historicalarchive.transport.nsw.gov.au/), a fire irreparably damaged the control cabin of the Glebe Island Bridge, necessitating its complete rebuild and technology upgrade.

Laptops needed for Glebe Youth Service

Posted on 8th April 2021

Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is currently seeking donations of second-hand laptops and tablets.

Latest photos by Philip Vergison

Posted on 8th April 2021

Recent photos of Glebe and surrounds by Phil Vergison.

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