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Hidden treasures of contemporary Glebe
Posted on 2nd November 2018

‘Our House’ on Sunday 21 Oct 2018 was a perfect opportunity to welcome four new members and to see many hidden treasures of contemporary Glebe in the Lyndhurst Estate.

Habitat Garden Guided Walk
Posted on 2nd November 2018

As part of National Bird Week, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney Council, organised a guided walk in the John Street Reserve Habitat Garden on Saturday morning, 27 October, led by Judy Christie.

The Glebe Society Helps Support Centipede
Posted on 2nd November 2018

On the evening of 12 October some 70 hardy souls braved the unseasonable weather to gather in support of Centipede at Glebe Public School at the Sunset Soirée.

On the Public Interest
Posted on 30th September 2018

Presentation by Philip Thalis to the Glebe Society AGM, 19 August 2018, Glebe Town Hall

Get More out of Your Smartphone 102’
Posted on 31st May 2018

Around 23 Glebe Society members came to Benledi House on the evening of Tuesday 29 May for the Society’s event, ‘Get more out of your smartphone 102’.

Report on ‘Our House’ Event, 27 May 2018
Posted on 31st May 2018

No 19 Avenue Rd – the home of Lesley, Susan and Ali (the kelpie) – is not one of Glebe’s grand manor houses, but has an interesting history nonetheless. Perhaps more importantly, it was a lovely place for 40 Glebe Society members to get together for a Sunday afternoon over drinks and a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Anzac Day Glebe 2018
Posted on 4th May 2018

The Anzac Day service was held at Foley Park at 7.30am on Wednesday 25 April. The service was led by Rev Mark Wormell, Rector of St John’s, Glebe. Max Solling addressed the gathering.

Share and Save – in Glebe
Posted on 3rd April 2018

It was a joy to attend the ‘Share and Save – in Glebe’ event on Saturday, 24 March at Benledi House, supported by the City of Sydney. The workshop brought together people from the Glebe community to share the new and exciting Sydney Sharing Map

“House History Research” Event
Posted on 28th November 2017

A good number of Glebe Society members and a smattering of non-members – around 30 in all – were both entertained and enlightened by a series of short presentations from several of the Society’s amateur ‘house history’ buffs.

A Very Enjoyable Springtime Afternoon at Rothwell Lodge!
Posted on 28th November 2017

A second and very successful ‘Our House’ event was held at Rothwell Lodge on 12 November 2017 on an afternoon of springtime sunshine.

Remembrance Day 2017 Speech by Max Solling
Posted on 26th November 2017

At this years Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day, historian Max Solling spoke of how in 1919 the local community grappled with the proper way to remember their lost generation.

Remembrance Day in Glebe 2017
Posted on 28th November 2017

This year the Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day was held behind the Diggers’ Memorial in the D.J. Foley Rest Park. The ceremony marked the centenary of a year that saw tragic losses by Australian troops fighting on the Western Front.

Sunset Soirée for Centipede
Posted on 7th November 2017

There was a full house for our annual fundraiser for Centipede at Glebe Public School this year.

President’s 2017 AGM Report
Posted on 25th August 2017

By Allan Hogan, August 20, 2017. It’s been a busy year for the Society, with many notable achievements, but we’re not sitting on our laurels, there are ongoing issues that require continuing attention.

Glenlea: First ‘Our House’ Event Was a Sell-out Success!’
Posted on 28th July 2017

The first ‘Our House’ event was held at Glenlea, 4 Mary St Glebe on Sunday 9 July. It was a great success with 50 members enjoying the view across Blackwattle Bay on a beautiful sunshine filled Sunday afternoon in the beautifully restored Glenlea.

Interpretative Walk in Orphan School Creek
Posted on 29th June 2017

To celebrate World Environment Day, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator with City of Sydney, facilitated a guided walk through Orphan School Creek, Forest Lodge on Sunday 4 June.

‘Books, Billiards, Fruit Machines’ by Lyn Collingwood
Posted on 24th May 2017

As part of Glebe Library’s 20th anniversary celebrations, actors Lyn Collingwood, Elaine Hudson and Kim Knuckey gave a PowerPoint presentation. This is the edited script.

Smartphone 101
Posted on 2nd December 2016

Around 35 people attended the Society’s event, ‘Smartphone 101’ at Benledi on Thursday 24 October 2016.

Remembrance Day in Glebe 2016
Posted on 1st December 2016

On Friday 11 November, we gathered quietly in mild Spring sunshine around the Glebe Diggers Memorial

Centipede’s Sunset Soirée Raises Much-needed Funds
Posted on 1st November 2016

The highlight of the evening was a presentation by Snr Constable Renee Fortuna from Glebe Police, who described the program and progress of their youth initiatives at work in Glebe, that aim to encourage otherwise alienated youth to continue their education and aspire to bright futures.

Kate Brennan’s Address to the Glebe Society AGM
Posted on 20th October 2016

My name is Kate Brennan and I am the Facilitator of the Glebe TreeHouse, a community service supporting families with small children. I was hoping to share with you today some of my insights and dreams working in this community.

ANZAC Day Service 2016
Posted on 3rd May 2016

About 60 people gathered on a glorious autumn morning at the Diggers’ Memorial in Glebe, to commemorate Anzac Day 2016.

Czech Philharmonic Children’s Choir – the Centrepiece of the 26th Annual Glebe Music Festival
Posted on 8th March 2016

How did one of Europe’s pre-eminent choirs come to perform at the Glebe Town Hall in November 2015, as part of the 26th Annual Glebe Music Festival?

Remembrance Day 2015
Posted on 26th November 2015

About 50 people stood in soft and misty rain at the Glebe Diggers Memorial on Wednesday 11 November. Glebe Society President Ted McKeown urged us to remember: Not just ‘The War to End All Wars’, but the lesson never having been learned, those subsequent Wars as well. To remember those who lost their lives, and those whose lives were blighted by physical and psychological injury. To reflect on the endurance and stoicism of those bereft and left to carry on.

Glebe Society’s WW1 Exhibition a Great Success
Posted on 2nd November 2015

“A lovely, humane, sensitive, considered and considerate, beautiful and moving exhibition!”

Glebe Society Anzac Centenary Lecture: “The War Memorial Movement”
Posted on 25th October 2015

The Society’s Anzac Centenary Lecture was organised to complement the theme of its Anzac Centenary Program exhibition Sacrifice, Struggle and Sorrow shown in the Southern Hall at Glebe Town Hall, October 7-23, 2015. The lecture was delivered by Professor Paul Ashton on Tuesday October 13.

The Sunset Soirée for Centipede
Posted on 2nd November 2015

Friends of Centipede catered for over 80 people at the Glebe Rowing Club premises on Friday 9 October at their annual fundraiser for Centipede.

The Naming of Dave Sands Lane
Posted on 29th August 2015

The opening of Dave Sands Lane that took place on Sunday 26 July. The lane, which is at the rear of 17-31 Phillip St, is the third lane that the Society has had a hand in naming, with Bernard Lane and Melina Lane preceding this one. The lane was officially opened by Robyn Kemmis, Deputy Lord Mayor. Below is an extract from Robyn’s speech:

Report on the New Members’ night
Posted on 14th August 2015

New members were warmly welcomed to the Glebe Society at the Harold Park Hotel on July 22, a chilly evening. Introductions and reconnections were made over drinks, then eating and more drinking around tables where the challenges began!

The Dirty Red Digger

The Dirty Red Digger
Posted on 14th August 2015

On a wet and windy Saturday 4 July a small audience enjoyed an amazing pastiche performance at the Glebe Town Hall.

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