August 2022 – The Glebe Society

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From the President, August 2022

Posted on 8th August 2022

In his President’s Report, Ian Stephenson announced that the Society is looking for Convenors for two Subcommittees – Community Development and Environment. He also reports on the National Trust’s ‘No Time to Spare II’ exhibition at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.

The Glebe Society Community Festival now has its own website!

Posted on 9th August 2022

Check out the website devoted to those eight memorable days of the Society’s 50th anniversary celebration. View a detailed snapshot of the activities and achievements of the Glebe Society over its 50-year history, through poster and photographic exhibitions, publications, videos, talks, walks and performances …

Forest Lodge home wins NSW Architecture Award

Posted on 9th August 2022

“A joyful Forest Lodge home” in Wood St has been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Wilkinson Award for the best new home in 2021. Stable House is owned and designed by Qianyi Lim, a Director at Sibling Architecture and Associate Professor of Practice (Architecture) at the University of Sydney.

What and where is ‘The Hill’?

Posted on 9th August 2022

‘The Hill’ is a fenced-off area of contaminated Crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds near the Jubilee Park light rail station. The site of a local garbage tip in the 1890s, the Glebe Society has recommended that it should become an undisturbed urban nature refuge.

A new community centre for Forest Lodge?

Posted on 8th August 2022

Pyrmont Community Centre is temporarily using the Harold Park Community Hall while their premises are closed for renovations. Mary Mortimer brings us up to speed on the Pyrmont Community Centre so we can get to know our new, if temporary, neighbours.

‘Toby Tosspot’, Glebe resident and Australia’s first prime minister

Posted on 9th August 2022

Australia’s first Prime Minister was nicknamed ‘Toby Tosspot’, a reference to his love of long dinners with more than a few glasses of wine. Another prime minister was nicknamed the Silver Bodgie …

Harbour triumph for the Sydney Heritage Fleet

Posted on 9th August 2022

After years of restoration and planning, the ‘John Oxley’ and ‘Kanangra’, two of the stars of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, were manoeuvred to and from Garden Island and returned to Rozelle Bay.

Who worked in your street? Missionary James Henry Mills

Posted on 9th August 2022

J.H. Mills was a missionary who worked in the Glebe-Pyrmont district for 35 years. He ran the Glebe branch of the Sydney City Mission from an office in the Mission Hall in Bay St, which opened in 1894. Drinking and gambling were viewed by Mills as major social evils. Read more about his life and his activities as a missionary.

Players in the Pub: 24 August 2022

Posted on 9th August 2022

Players in the Pub is performing ‘Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know’ by Kath Perry, after William Shakespeare.

News from our volunteer bushcare groups

Posted on 9th August 2022

A round-up (no pun intended) of the activities of the Glebe Society’s Bushcare Groups.

Craney Small Grant connects SDN Child Care Centre kids with the bush

Posted on 9th August 2022

SDN Child Care Centre in Glebe St have planted a vertical garden of native plants, with the support of a Craney Small Grant. It stimulated the problem-solving skills of the children having to deal with too much rain, not enough sun and visits from local possums.

Mystery photo – August 2022

Posted on 9th August 2022

Do you know where this was taken, and what was happening?

What the 2021 Census says about Glebe and Forest Lodge

Posted on 9th August 2022

According to the 2021 Census, a typical resident of postcode 2037 might be described as a young- to middle-aged woman renting a flat or terrace and unlikely to have a car. If she is studying, she is probably at university. Very likely to have been born overseas, she is unlikely to be religious, married or living with children.

Blue Plaque Nominations Part 6: 148 St Johns Rd Glebe

Posted on 9th August 2022

In September last year the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. The Glebe Society made a number of nominations. The sixth site nominated is 148 St Johns Rd Glebe, the home of activist Lucy Eatock.

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