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Yearly Archives: 2023

In Focus: This month’s photo competition, December 2023

Posted on 28th November 2023

There’s a winner for the December photo competition and the annual grand finalist

Heritage and the housing crisis: higher density must respect amenity

Posted on 28th November 2023

What’s the common ground between YIMBYs and NIMBYs? This article is reproduced with the permission of the Marrickville Heritage Society.

King Parrots discover Orphan School Creek

Posted on 28th November 2023

Rare visitors to Glebe and Forest Lodge. King Parrots discover Orphan School Creek

It’s official: A Blue Plaque for Dorothy Drain

Posted on 28th November 2023

She charmed Frank Sinatra into giving her a rare interview. Journalist, war correspondent, and editor, Dorothy Drain’s home in Glebe will be remembered with a Blue Plaque.

This month’s mystery photo: December 2023

Posted on 28th November 2023

You’ll need some local knowledge to guess this month’s mystery photo.

Friend in Hand Hotel

Submission regarding outdoor dining at hotels

Posted on 28th November 2023

The Society has made a submission about regulations for outdoor dining at Glebe’s hotels.

Blue Plaque nomination No 20: Hartford, 244 Glebe Point Road

Posted on 28th November 2023

A grand Glebe mansion with a history. Hartford, the home of pioneering dentist Edwin Magnus.

Update on Innovation and Ideas Grant: The Hill project

Update on Innovation and Ideas Grant: The Hill project

Posted on 28th November 2023

By Andrew Wood, convenor, Blue Wren subcommittee, Bulletin 10/2023, December At last, some good news – on Wednesday 15 November the final contract (Approval Temporary Access over Council Land) to permit the start of work on the Innovation and Ideas Grant was signed by the City of Sydney and the Society. It will enable the […]

From The President: November 2023

Posted on 29th October 2023

In his message to members, the Society’s President calls for volunteers to fill important roles on the Management Committee

The Glebe Society Christmas Gathering – Friday 1 December 2023 

Posted on 29th October 2023

Party! Party! Party! It’s on again – the social event of the year. The Glebe Society’s annual Christmas Gathering. Friday 1 December – St Pauls College, University of Sydney, 6-8pm.

The Glebe Society Bulletin Editor

Fancy a job in the media?

Posted on 30th October 2023

Why not volunteer to join the team that produces the Glebe Society’s monthly Bulletin?

Visit to Glebe Youth Service

Posted on 29th October 2023

The Glebe Youth Service has been delivering projects and services with significant community engagement in the local area for over 30 years. Meet the new CEO.

This month’s mystery photo: November 2023

Posted on 29th October 2023

This one’s a bit difficult.. Yes, they’re place names. But where are they?

A successful Blue Plaque nomination for Dorothy Drain

Posted on 30th October 2023

Heritage NSW has accepted our nomination for a Blue Plaque at the former home in Toxteth Road, Glebe, of journalist, war correspondent and Women’s Weekly Editor, Dorothy Drain.

Glebe Forest Lodge Bird Survey Report 2023

Posted on 30th October 2023

The bird watchers of the Blue Wren Subcommittee were out early for the Glebe Forest Lodge annual bird survey. The brush turkeys went missing.

In Focus: Monthly Photo Competition, November 2023

Posted on 1st November 2023

A dog at the wheel of a BMW, some beautiful gardens, and rowers on the harbour were among the entries this month. But the judges went for a photo with a message.

Council debates Bridge Road cycleway

Posted on 1st November 2023

Deletions, amendments and additions – all in a night’s work for a City of Sydney Council meeting. But a motion to request greater concern for safety in the construction of the Bridge Road cycleway took a very different form after one Councillor took his pen to it.

The Craney Grant – helping bees thrive!

Posted on 1st November 2023

At the Crescent Early Learning Centre kids are learning about the birds and the bees, with the support of a Craney Grant.

Seniors Christmas Reception

Seniors Christmas Reception

Posted on 30th October 2023

A Christmas reception for over 65s held by the City of Sydney. Enjoy canapes, live music, dancing and entertainment. You can register for up to two tickets. You and your guest must be 65 years or older and live in the City of Sydney’s area.

Glebe’s artistic community

Posted on 1st November 2023

There’s a long list of famous names, iconic films, and popular TV series associated with Glebe. As Wendy Blackett reminds us, even Cliff Hardy, the fictional detective of Peter Coriss’s novels lived in Glebe.

The Centipede Online Shop

Posted on 29th October 2023

Check out some ideal Christmas gifts on the Centipede online store.

The Villas of Glebe: A Glebe Society Walk

Posted on 29th October 2023

Another successful Glebe Society Walk in October took participants on a tour of the grand villas of Glebe, some still extant, others a matter of history.

The 2023 Glebe Art Show

Posted on 29th October 2023

What is the Character of Glebe? Fourteen artists attempted an answer to that question at the 2023 Annual Glebe Art Show.

Crane crash at the new Sydney Fish Market

Posted on 30th October 2023

Oops! How the mighty are fallen. Miraculously, no one was killed when a huge crane jib crashed to the ground at the Fish Market building site. Now the problem is how to remove and replace it.

Glebe Society 2023 Annual General Meeting

Posted on 5th October 2023

The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Glebe Society elected a new president and three new members of the Management Committee. Guest speaker Kobi Shetty said that the Minns Government needs to take a more proactive role in the oversight and funding of public housing.

The new members of the Management Committee

Posted on 5th October 2023

Angela Hallinan, Glen Powell and Tim Hesketh are the new members of the Management Committee, and they will bring valuable experience to the job. Here are some biographical details on each of them, as well as the new President, Duncan Leys.

President’s annual report 2022-2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

After two years as President of the Society, Ian Stephenson is stepping down. But his commitment and capability will continue in his other role as Convenor of the Planning Subcommittee. In his report to the AGM, Ian spoke of the Society’s many achievements over the past two years.

A message from the new President, Duncan Leys

Posted on 5th October 2023

Duncan Leys, the Society’s newly-elected President, offered his thanks at the AGM for the advice and support of members of the Management Committee. He said that the Presidency was an honour which he felt he had not yet earned, but committed to ‘earning his stripes’ by reaching out to people and organisations who shared common goals with the Society.

A note from Edwina Doe

Posted on 5th October 2023

Edwina was the Editor of the Bulletin at various times from 1983 to 1990 and again from 2003 to 2012. For this and her continuing service as a proofreader for the Bulletin, Edwina received a large bouquet of native flowers.

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 5th October 2023

Now in its 54th year, the Bulletin continues to keep members informed about the activities and concerns of the Society and includes engaging articles about people and places remembered for their connection to our local community. The Society’s social media presence continues to grow and increases our reach beyond our membership.

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