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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Attention members! Christmas Party 2022

Posted on 5th October 2022

The Glebe Society Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 11 December 2022 from 5 pm to 7 pm at The Gardener’s Grill in Victoria Park, in a beautiful 19th century gothic sandstone lodge building. Two types of tickets are available. An ‘all weather ticket’ which guarantees a place – rain, hail or shine – and a ‘fine weather only ticket’ which will enable you to attend only if the weather is fine.

Demonstration against demolition of public housing in Wentworth Park Rd

Posted on 2nd October 2022

On 17 September, Hands Off Glebe held a demonstration to protest against the demolition of 17 public housing units at 82 Wentworth Park Rd by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. Speakers called for existing public housing estates to be upgraded and repaired and for the social and urban fabric of Glebe to be respected, and for the NSW Government to stop ‘cannibalising’ public housing.

Lake Northam, Victoria Park

Posted on 6th October 2022

Victoria Park – and Lake Northam – have a rich history. Have a look at some photos depicting Lake Northam at different periods in history.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 8: Etty Mace

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 8: Etty Mace

Posted on 6th October 2022

by Lyn Collingwood, from Bulletin 8 of 2022, October The eighth site nominated by the Glebe Society for a Blue Plaque is 151 Glebe Point Rd, where the abortionist Etty Mace (1878-1950) lived. Although used for centuries as a means of preventing the birth of unwanted children, abortion in NSW was not fully decriminalised until […]

The Glebe Society Bulletin –a previous editor’s memories

Posted on 6th October 2022

Sadly, this is Virginia’s last Bulletin, at least for now. This has prompted former Bulletin editor Edwina Doe to look at all the Bulletins, since 1969, on the Glebe Society website.

Mystery photo – October 2022

Posted on 2nd October 2022

Where are we, and what’s changed?

Switch off the lights, a step in the right direction

Posted on 6th October 2022

The recent decision by the Independent Planning Commission regarding the advertising on the Glebe Island Silos, to have the lighting switched off at 11 pm, is a welcome improvement.

The raison d’être of the Glebe Society

Posted on 9th October 2022

Reflections written in 2010 (with some factual updates since) on the social and economic conditions in Glebe in the 1960s and the factors that saw the birth of the Glebe Society. In the intervening 50 years, the changing demographics of Glebe have also played a role, arguably both positive and negative. By long term Glebe Society member and former Planning Convenor, Neil Macindoe.

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