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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.

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.

Report on a Glebe Society Guided Walk: ‘The Good the Bad and the Ugly …’
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Glebe Society’s 2022 program of Guided Walks kicked off on 6 February with a walk led by our President, Ian Stephenson. This walk, titled The Good the Bad and the Ugly: a hundred years of infill housing in Glebe took us on a stroll through the Lyndhurst, St Phillips and Bishopthorpe Estates.

Conservation and Change in the St Phillips estate, a talk by Philip Thalis
Posted on 16th December 2021

The starting point for good urban design lies in a deep understanding of how an area has evolved over time,, said architect and urban planner Philip Thalis, in a recent talk about the evolution of the St Phillips area of Glebe and ways in which future development could echo existing streetscapes and foster social connections between residents.

Report on the Lord Mayoral Candidate’s Debate 2021
Posted on 22nd December 2021

On Saturday 20 November, the Glebe Society hosted a debate by the six City of Sydney Lord Mayoral candidates. Over 130 people attended in person and online. Before the debate all the candidates provided written responses setting out their position on key areas affecting Glebe. See the candidates’ answers.

Tree planting ceremony to honour Norma Hawkins
Posted on 6th November 2021

On 19th October a commemorative tree was planted on behalf of the Glebe Society at John Street Reserve to recognise Norma Hawkins’ outstanding contributions to Glebe and the wider community. It was also the occasion of Norma’s 99th birthday.

Biodiversity lecture, 2021
Posted on 8th July 2021

The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture this year focussed on the fascinating creatures in Sydney harbour and along the coastline

Anzac Day in Glebe, 2021
Posted on 22nd May 2021

Max Solling on the impact of the Second World War on Glebe residents.

Glebe Island Bridge – Give It Back public meeting a great success
Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Society has for many years called for the restoration and repair of the now-disused Glebe Island Bridge for use as a pedestrian walkway and cycleway. The Society organised a meeting at the Pyrmont end of the Bridge on Thursday 3 December, the 25th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Bridge and its replacement by the Anzac Bridge.

Ted McKeown places a wreath on the Diggers Memorial to mark Anzac Day 2020

We remember them: Glebe’s Anzac Day under COVID-19
Posted on 17th May 2020

Anzac Day is commemorated as an inclusive event, with people of all cultural backgrounds and ages encouraged to attend ceremonies to reflect on the momentous history of that fateful morning on the Gallipoli Peninsula 105 years ago. Not so in 2020 however, with the social restrictions imposed as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic being […]

Max Solling history walk through Glebe

Report on the Glebe Walk with Max Solling
Posted on 31st October 2019

It’s been a busy time for local historian Max Solling this year. His very popular Festival walks were sold out, with the demand for more resulting in a further Glebe walk on Saturday 12 October 2019. Max entertained a group of 27 walkers with his in-depth knowledge of our local history coupled with his ability […]

Community Festival – eight fabulous days!

Community Festival – eight fabulous days!
Posted on 2nd August 2019

The Festival took place at the Harold Park Community Hall, in the Tramsheds Forest Lodge from 23 – 30 June.
Over 2,500 people attended the Exhibition and 1,100 people attended events.
Resounding energy and pride were openly expressed by locals about living in such a wonderful and cohesive community.

Chinese New Year at Glebe’s Sze Yup Temple
Posted on 14th March 2019

In February, the Year of the Pig was welcomed in with Lunar New Year including in Glebe. For decades, Glebe’s Sze Yup Temple was a site for celebrations.

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