April 2023 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: April 2023

Plans to Raise Bridge Rd in front of the new Sydney Fish Market

Posted on 30th April 2023

Infrastructure NSW plans to raise the height of Bridge Rd by one metre alongside the new Sydney Fish Market. Community representatives are raising questions about the impact on traffic, the risk of increased flooding where the raised road tapers off, and the impact on the majestic Moreton Bay figs in Wentworth Park alongside the road.

Mystery photo competition – May 2023

Posted on 29th April 2023

Try your hand at this month’s mystery photo. It was taken in 1953, but where?

Glebe’s Blue Plaque nominations: Sir Douglas Mawson

Posted on 30th April 2023

Sir Douglas Mawson, a key figure in Antarctic exploration, lived in Glebe for much of his youth. 28 Toxteth Rd was his home while he was a student at Sydney University. This is the thirteenth site nominated by the Society for a Blue Plaque.

Max Solling’s 2023 ANZAC Day Address

Posted on 30th April 2023

Historian Max Solling spoke to a large gathering of residents at the Glebe War Memorial on 25 April. this year. He described the identity of Glebe during the World Wars and gave an insight into the daily lives of its residents.  He also spoke of the evolution of war literature, in particular the memoirs of prisoners of war, stories he says ‘rarely rate a mention in the military histories of Australia.’

Glebe’s Hill and its flora and fauna

Posted on 29th April 2023

Learn more about the study of the fauna and flora of Glebe’s Hill, on Sunday 7 May. The Hill is a patch of contaminated crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds. A City of Sydney grant to the Society will fund an investigation by biological scientists from the University of Sydney.

St Helen’s Open Day

Posted on 30th April 2023

St Helen’s Community Centre Open Day Friday 12 May: Enjoy a light lunch and hear from local community groups and organisations about services and activities you’ll want to know about.

Next Players in the Pub: The Harold, Tues 16 May

Posted on 29th April 2023

Set in the staff room of an all-girl school, Morning Sacrifice by Dymphna Cusack interrogates the stifling sexual morality of post-War Australia.

From the President – May 2023

Posted on 29th April 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President of the Glebe Society, welcomes the new government’s decision to place a moratorium on the sale of historic housing in the St Phillips and Lyndhurst Estates. And he’s come up with a new name for the developments in Cowper St and Wentworth Park Rd.

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