August 2023 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: August 2023

Annual reports from the 2023 AGM

Posted on 2nd August 2023

The Glebe Society AGM was held at the Glebe Town Hall on Sunday 3 September at 10-12 noon. Kobi Shetty MP for Balmain was the guest speaker. Read the various annual reports here as well as the minutes from last year’s AGM.

From the President: September 2023

Posted on 28th August 2023

The Glebe Society has been very fortunate to have Ian Stephenson at the helm for the last two years. In his final report he reviews the Society’s activities and thanks members for their support.

In Focus: Monthly photo competition, September 2023

Posted on 29th August 2023

The verdict is in! We have a winner in our competition for this month’s best photo of Glebe or Forest Lodge.

Researching your house – update

Posted on 29th August 2023

Want to know the history of your house? Guidelines and records are readily available. Historical photographs, maps and Council records which cover Glebe and Forest Lodge are online at the City of Sydney website.

A visit to a very special residence

Posted on 28th August 2023

Inside one of Glebe’s newest houses. Putting the focus on modern design rather than heritage buildings, Glebe Society members had the opportunity in July to visit a contemporary award-winning private residence in Glebe.

Bidura

Bidura: Development Application recap and update

Posted on 28th August 2023

Bidura, the heritage listed former home of architect Edmund Blacket on Glebe Point Road s now on offer for short term lease.

Lyndhurst St home of Robert Askin: Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nomination #17

Posted on 29th August 2023

NSW Premier Robert Askin lived in Glebe from 1920 to 1931. He’s probably not our favourite son, but the Glebe Society will nominate his home for a Blue Plaque.

The Glebe Art Show 2023

Posted on 28th August 2023

A prize of $3000 will go to the winner of this year’s Glebe Art Show. And there’s $500 to be won for the Character of Glebe competition.

This month’s mystery photo: September 2023

Posted on 28th August 2023

Try your hand at this month’s mystery photo. Where are we and what’s going on?

Players in the Pub: The Shadow of a Doubt

Posted on 28th August 2023

Next production from Players in the Pub: The Shadow of a Doubt, by Edith Wharton

New Sydney Fish Market under constructiom

New Sydney Fish Market Community Consultative Committee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 27th August 2023

The CCC achieved its biggest win this year, successfully objecting to raising Bridge Road in front of the new Sydney Fish Market. Members of the CCC argued raising Bridge Road would result in months of traffic disruption and could result in worse flooding at the Wentworth Park Road and Bridge Road intersection.

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 27th August 2023

The Glebe Society’s Heritage Subcommittee is tasked with improving the amenity of Glebe and Forest Lodge by opposing development detrimental to heritage values or contrary to community interests; with encouraging sound town planning, architectural and conservation practices; and stimulating interest in the history and character of Glebe and Forest Lodge.

Planning Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 27th August 2023

Ian Stephenson, who steps down as President of the Society at this year’s AGM, has had a busy year wearing his other hat as Convenor of the Planning subcommittee.

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023

Posted on 27th August 2023

This year, the tenth annual Glebe/Forest Lodge spring bird survey counted birds in 10 different locations. 33 different bird species were identified, equally the highest diversity of species recorded over the last 10 years. The two most common birds were again the native Noisy Miner and the Rainbow Lorikeet.

From the President, August 2023

Posted on 2nd August 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President of the Glebe Society, supports prominent architects who strongly favour the retention and repair of public housing, rather than its demolition and replacement with new construction.

Peru Perumal; Glebe Society Planning Committee; Wigram Road September 1972

Celebrating Peru Perumal, a major figure in Glebe’s conservation

Posted on 17th August 2023

The Glebe Society is delighted to have received a substantial donation in memory of Peru Perumal. Peru was elected our President in 1972 and was a major figure in the conservation of Glebe.

A letter from Lodge Street

Posted on 1st August 2023

His mother didn’t want him to go, but Glebe’s Frank Hurley persuaded Douglas Mawson to employ him as the official photographer on the 1911 Antarctic expedition.

In focus: members’ photo competition

Posted on 2nd August 2023

Shutterbugs rejoice! The Glebe Society announces an annual photo competition. Here’s a chance for Society members with a camera to enter a competition for the best photo of Glebe or Forest Lodge.

Updates on current DAs in Glebe and Forest Lodge: August 2023

Posted on 2nd August 2023

Updates about development applications (DAs) for a group of buildings in Forest and Ross Street Forest Lodge; and the R J Williams (Wesley Mission) building at 274-276 Glebe Point Road.

Lyndhurst: Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nomination #16

Posted on 1st August 2023

It has been an Anglican college, a Catholic college, a laundry, an ice cream factory, and a printing works. It was set for demolition in 1972, but historic Lyndhurst in Darghan Street was saved by the Glebe Society and other community groups for restoration. Lyndhurst was nominated by the Society to be considered for a Blue Plaque.

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