Monthly Archives: March 2022
Inspired by reports he heard of the flying exploits of the Wright brothers and lectures he attended given by Lawrence Hargrave, ‘Jack’ Jones built an aeroplane frame and engine in the backyard of his 108 Hereford St house.
The Craney Small Grants Program has generously provided Glebe Public School with the opportunity to inform, educate and enact sustainable practices and programs across our school.
Transport for NSW officials have responded to urgent concerns over pedestrian safety along Bridge Rd, next to the construction site of the New Sydney Fish Market. Transport for NSW plans to improve signage ‘within a few weeks’, and that they were currently undertaking a pedestrian safety review, which they aim to implement ‘sooner rather than later’. The results of the review will not be publicly available.
The Glebe Art Show Committee came up with the brilliant idea of inviting local artists to work en plein air as part of the first Glebe Art Walk at four locations along the Glebe foreshore, on February 6th. Following its success and the buzz created, a second Glebe Art Walk is planned for September this year.
The Glebe Society has been incredibly busy over summer. Catch up with what we’ve been doing by reading the President’s Report.
A wildlife corridor is being proposed for the foreshores of our bays. The corridor, which would link to similar corridors in Glebe, Annandale, the Greenway and Callan Park, should be included in the government’s Bays West plans.
It is with great sadness that we heard about the death of Sadie King, just a few days after her 100th birthday. Read more about Sadie’s fascinating life.
The Glebe Society’s 2022 program of Guided Walks kicked off on 6 February with a walk led by our President, Ian Stephenson. This walk, titled The Good the Bad and the Ugly: a hundred years of infill housing in Glebe took us on a stroll through the Lyndhurst, St Phillips and Bishopthorpe Estates.
One on of the brilliant things about the project by the Federal Government, and later the NSW Government, to restore the former church estates was that they went to a lot of trouble to get the details right. Sadly, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation which looks after the former church estates seems to have lost its memory and its skills.
1 Glebe Rd, Glebe, now the site of 279 Broadway, was the home of Federation Flour sold by Sydney Flour Pty Ltd. The site had been purchased by Adolph Frederick Brockhoff, and his sons Frederick and Charles, in January 1906
The Society has lodged a follow-up submission in relation to the Bidura development application (DA) which proposes a large scale apartment complex behind the heritage-listed building, replacing the concrete Metropolitan Remand Centre/Childrens Court built in the early 1980s. This follows a period of consultation between the City of Sydney and the developers, Visionland, and amendments to their original proposal. The Society believes that aspects of the proposed development will be alien to the architectural character of Glebe and should not be approved.
The Glebe Society has made a number of nominations to our local member, Jamie Parker, for Blue Plaques to be erected in Glebe and Forest Lodge. Blue Plaques will recognise and celebrate important people and places in NSW. Our first nomination was 27 Catherine St, Forest Lodge, which was the home of the civil rights activist Charles Perkins and his wife Eileen and daughter Hetti while he was studying at the University of Sydney.
As those who attended the 2021 AGM will recall, the auditors were unable to complete their Report in time for the AGM because of unprecedented demand for their services by businesses affected by COVID-19.