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Glebe’s Hill: Bunyip Tails? What the cameras saw
Posted on 1st July 2024

Join us for the next instalment of the Innovation and Ideas grant project on the biodiversity of Glebe’s Hill – a ‘walkshop’ with Prof. Dieter Hochuli and Genevieve Heggarty titled: Exploring Glebe’s wild spaces – the fauna and flora of The Hill and Johnstons Creek.

Walk Report: The Glebe Estate — St Phillips and Bishopthorpe
Posted on 1st July 2024

Max Solling led Glebe Society Walks fifty years ago to raise awareness of the Glebe Estate’s significance. A successful campaign resulted in the protection of the Estate by the Whitlam government. Max led another fascinating Walk of the Glebe Estate in May this year.

‘Set in Stone’ – music for piano four hands
Posted on 1st July 2024

This is a special Glebe Music Festival concert by Michael Tsalka and Diana Weston performing music for piano four hands on harpsichords and piano.

More green time, less screen time – better health outcomes
Posted on 1st July 2024

The Society’s 8th biodiversity lecture in May was an informative and entertaining lecture entitled Regenerative Cities and Flourishing Communities: why more trees might mean less loneliness and better health by Professor Thomas Astell-Burt. He shared his knowledge and enthusiasm for the importance of nature and well-designed green space for improving the health of the world’s city-dwellers.

Max Solling’s 2024 Anzac Day address, Part 2
Posted on 1st July 2024

In this second extract from his 2024 Anzac Day address, Max Solling looks behind the public commemoration of WWI dead to the private grief of the many Glebe women who lost sons, brothers and husbands. As the bodies of WWI war dead were rarely repatriated, Glebe’s War Memorial in Foley Park became the focal point for remembrance and processing grief.

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Glebe Society Guided Walks 2024
Posted on 28th February 2024

Details about the Guided Walks for 2024. A great way to see and learn about Glebe. The year 1974 was a big one for Glebe: the Whitlam government bought the Glebe Estate, protecting it from demolition, and local activists established Australia’s first women’s refuge, Elsie. Each of these events is recognised in upcoming Guided Walks.

Indigenous Australians and the First World War
Posted on 29th May 2024

This article is the first of three drawn from Max Solling’s moving address at the 2024 Anzac Day ceremony at the Glebe War Memorial. Between 1,000 and 1,500 Indigenous Australians served in the AIF where they were accepted without prejudice, but on their return to civilian life were denied full citizenship rights. Their experience is personalised by tracing the service of some of them.

Anzac Day 2024, Glebe War Memorial

Anzac Day Service 2024
Posted on 27th April 2024

Upwards of 150 people attended the Anzac Day service at the Glebe War Memorial on Anzac Day morning. Here is a report of the proceedings and some images of the attendees.

A wonderful Walk completed: Radical Glebe
Posted on 1st May 2024

A repeat of the ‘Radical Glebe’ walk was held on the 14th of April. Glebe and the walk’s guides are distinguished by the breadth of their political and social activism and the longevity of their involvement spanning many decades. The walk highlighted how much of this activism originated in Glebe.

Late Victorian streetscapes, Toxteth Estate, Glebe

Walk Report: Glebe’s Late Victorian Streetscapes
Posted on 1st May 2024

The first of three Glebe Society Guided Walks inspired by people and events 50 years ago is described. The walk, in April, explored the streetscapes of the Toxteth Heritage Conservation Area, an area now recognised for its historic and architectural significance and commemorated in the book by Bernard and Kate Smith, ‘The Architectural Character of Glebe’.

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.

Report on Guided Walk: Exploring Forest Lodge, with Max Solling  
Posted on 5th October 2023

Duncan Leys reports on the journey of discovery taken by members who enjoyed the Exploring Forest Lodge guided walk led with historian Max Solling.

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.

Glebe Walks: Two recent visits
Posted on 31st July 2023

In June and July, members enjoyed tours of the University of Sydney’s heritage architecture and the Chau Chak Wing Museum led by an archaeologist.  Guided tours of Pyrmont’s industrial waterfront and the Villas of Glebe and Forest Lodge are planned for September and October. 

View from the Hill by VSY May 2023

Event report: Unravelling Glebe Hill’s biodiversity secrets and potential
Posted on 29th May 2023

Learn about the Glebe Society’s collaboration with Prof. Dieter Hochuli’s Integrative Ecology group to study the biodiversity of one of Glebe’s forgotten places

A visit to Toxteth Park
Posted on 31st May 2023

In April, Max Solling led a guided walk around the Toxteth Estate culminating in an inspection of the 1831 Toxteth Park, courtesy of St Scholastica’s College.

Glebe Talks 13 June: Reflections in an old mirror
Posted on 30th May 2023

Long time Glebe resident, Allan Hogan, talks about his work as a journalist and producer including his work as a war correspondent and interviewing key players on the world stage.

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Guided Walks Program 2023 – Exploring Glebe and surrounds
Posted on 30th June 2023

Glebe is a great place to walk, with heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and a rich social and industrial history. Post-COVID, the Glebe Society’s Events program is really hotting up. In June and July we have a heritage tour, a guided tour of a museum and a special visit to an architecturally spectacular home.

Players in the Pub – April 2023
Posted on 27th March 2023

‘A Handbag??’ Lady Bracknell’s famous line from Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’. That’s the next production by the Players in the Pub.

The 34th Annual Glebe Music Festival 2023
Posted on 27th March 2023

Here’s the full program for this year’s Glebe Music Festival starting 27 October 2023.

Another Triumph! Glebe Music Festival 2022

Another Triumph! Glebe Music Festival 2022
Posted on 15th December 2022

The 33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival in November was of the highest standard. The seven-part concert series embraced music of the English Renaissance, the court of Louis XIV, Corelli and Handel, Beethoven and Chopin, the contemporary American jazz composer ‘Chick’ Corea and more. If you love music this is the festival for you – keep a look out for the 2023 Glebe Music Festival!

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.

33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival
Posted on 14th September 2022

The 33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival will take place from Friday 4 November to Sunday 27 November. At this year’s Festival, eight concerts are scheduled, at Gleebooks, Glebe Town Hall and Margaretta Cottage in Leichhardt St. Tickets are going fast.

Save the Date: 2022 Christmas Party
Posted on 12th September 2022

The Glebe Society’s 2022 Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 11 December. More details to come.

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 …

Glebe Society Guided Walk: ‘Radical Glebe’ – a report
Posted on 7th July 2022

The ‘Radical Glebe’ Guided Walk took place on 5 July. Meredith Bergmann, along with her long-term student friends and fellow activists Helen Randerson and Heather Goodall, shared their personal insights and contributions to the many aspects of Glebe during the 60s and 70s.

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Guided Walks Program 2022 – Exploring Glebe and surrounds
Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge are great places to walk to see heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and to learn about a rich social and industrial history. See our program of Guided Walks for 2022.

Event Report: Harold Park to Rozelle Bay: layers of history and renewal
Posted on 8th April 2022

On 17 March, thirteen people joined Jan Macindoe for an afternoon stroll to learn about the history and development of the Tramsheds and the extensive tram network in Sydney, the recent naturalisation of Johnstons Creek, the construction and destruction of the Harold Park Raceway, the construction of the railway viaduct now used for light rail, and the reclamation of the creek alongside the Harold Park apartment development.

A foreshore journey with an ecological theme – Glebe Society Guided Walk
Posted on 6th April 2022

A report on a fascinating guided walk in March that focussed on the Blackwattle Bay foreshore and the ecology of the area.

Glebe & Forest Lodge 9th Annual Spring Bird Survey 2021
Posted on 9th December 2021

The 2021 annual bird survey was held later than usual as a result of uncertainties regarding gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it was also our largest team of surveyors with 20 people taking part, counting birds in 11 different parts of Glebe and Forest Lodge. 970 individuals from 28 species were observed.

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