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Society nominates home of Dorothy Drain for a Blue Plaque
Posted on 30th November 2022

In September last year the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. The Glebe Society made a number of nominations. The ninth site nominated is 52 Toxteth Rd, Glebe, the former home of Dorothy Drain, once one of Australia’s best known journalists.

Mystery photo – November 2022
Posted on 4th November 2022

Where are we, and what’s changed? See also the answer to last month’s mystery photo.

Lake Northam, Victoria Park
Posted on 6th October 2022

Victoria Park – and Lake Northam – have a rich history. Have a look at some photos depicting Lake Northam at different periods in history.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 8: Etty Mace

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 8: Etty Mace
Posted on 6th October 2022

by Lyn Collingwood, from Bulletin 8 of 2022, October The eighth site nominated by the Glebe Society for a Blue Plaque is 151 Glebe Point Rd, where the abortionist Etty Mace (1878-1950) lived. Although used for centuries as a means of preventing the birth of unwanted children, abortion in NSW was not fully decriminalised until […]

The Glebe Society Bulletin –a previous editor’s memories
Posted on 6th October 2022

Sadly, this is Virginia’s last Bulletin, at least for now. This has prompted former Bulletin editor Edwina Doe to look at all the Bulletins, since 1969, on the Glebe Society website.

Mystery photo – October 2022
Posted on 2nd October 2022

Where are we, and what’s changed?

Mystery photo – September 2022
Posted on 8th September 2022

Where are we? Somewhere in Glebe or Forest Lodge …

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 7: Matilda Steer
Posted on 12th September 2022

by Lyn Collingwood, from Bulletin 7/2022, September The seventh site nominated for a Blue Plaque is 79 Glebe Point Rd where the clairvoyant Matilda Steer (1858-1931) lived. Married to a van driver and mother of six, Steer augmented the family income by charging for private consultations and admission to her public seances at the turn […]

‘Toby Tosspot’, Glebe resident and Australia’s first prime minister
Posted on 9th August 2022

Australia’s first Prime Minister was nicknamed ‘Toby Tosspot’, a reference to his love of long dinners with more than a few glasses of wine. Another prime minister was nicknamed the Silver Bodgie …

Who worked in your street? Missionary James Henry Mills
Posted on 9th August 2022

J.H. Mills was a missionary who worked in the Glebe-Pyrmont district for 35 years. He ran the Glebe branch of the Sydney City Mission from an office in the Mission Hall in Bay St, which opened in 1894. Drinking and gambling were viewed by Mills as major social evils. Read more about his life and his activities as a missionary.

Mystery photo – August 2022
Posted on 9th August 2022

Do you know where this was taken, and what was happening?

Blue Plaque Nominations Part 6: 148 St Johns Rd Glebe
Posted on 9th August 2022

In September last year the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. The Glebe Society made a number of nominations. The sixth site nominated is 148 St Johns Rd Glebe, the home of activist Lucy Eatock.

A tale of two Prime Ministers
Posted on 6th June 2022

Australia’s first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920), was born in Glebe and our 31st Prime Minister, The Hon. Anthony Albanese also has a close association with Glebe. His childhood home was on Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown, just next to Forest Lodge

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations (Part 5): 97 Derwent St, once home of Bessie Guthrie
Posted on 6th July 2022

In September last year the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. The Glebe Society made a number of nominations. The fifth site nominated by the Society is 97 Derwent St Glebe, lifelong home of Bessie Guthrie (1905-1977), designer, publisher, feminist and campaigner for children’s rights.

Mystery photo – July 2022
Posted on 7th July 2022

Try your hand at this month’s mystery photo.

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