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This month’s mystery photo – December 2021
Posted on 22nd December 2021

with Lyn Collingwood, December 2021 from Bulletin 10/2021 Where are we? Please send your suggestions to history@glebesociety.org.au.            

Mystery photo – November 2021
Posted on 17th November 2021

See the answer to the Mystery Photo for November 2021.

Mystery photo – October 2021
Posted on 6th October 2021

The October 2021 Mystery Photo was the site on which John Byrne Court now stands.

Who worked in your street? 37 Glebe Point Rd
Posted on 6th November 2021

Badde Manors, Glebe Point Rd’s oldest café trading under the same name, was vandalised in late September 2021. Fortunately, emergency services arrived quickly and fire damage was minor. A variety of businesses operated at 37 Glebe Point Rd before Badde Manors opened in 1982 …

The Creation of Lombard St, Glebe
Posted on 4th October 2021

Lombard St came into existence in 1901 and took its final form in 1994 when Mirvac developed the old Meloy Carriers site. Read about the transformation of the land which Lombard St now occupies from 1828 until the current day.

This month’s mystery photo – September 2021
Posted on 13th September 2021

Try your hand at this month’s mystery photo – which pub is this and what are they doing?

Vale Janet Venn-Brown
Posted on 13th September 2021

Well-known Australian artist, Janet Venn-Brown, died on 6 August, aged 96. Janet had a long association with Glebe and the Glebe Society. Read more about her fascinating life.

An unsuccessful proposal for the development of part of Glebe
Posted on 13th September 2021

In the 1840s, a new, and poorly-managed, Sydney Council proposed to use Grose Farm (now the University of Sydney) as a cattle market and abattoir.

A man who punched above his weight – John McColl
Posted on 12th September 2021

A much-loved boxing trainer and community member, John McColl, died in August at the age of 81 years. After a successful boxing career he set up and ran the Glebe Estate Boxing Gym that was once located on Wentworth Park Rd. As well as training state and national champions, the gym played a vital social role in the Glebe community.

Mystery photo – August 2021
Posted on 14th August 2021

Mystery photo for August 2021 – This month’s mystery photo. Somewhere in Glebe or Forest Lodge!

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Glebe local, Ann Curthoys
Posted on 4th August 2021

In the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List Glebe local, Ann Curthoys, received the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to tertiary education, to social history, and to research. Ann has a long association with Glebe, both as a resident and as an intellectual and an activist participating in Glebe’s progressive environment. Find out more about this Glebe treasure.

Who lived in your street? Catherine Anna Korff (1862-1938)
Posted on 4th August 2021

Catherine (Kate) Korff was one of eight daughters of Frederick James Robert Korff. The last unmarried sister to die, Kate’s passing marked the end of her family’s 80-years’ residency on Hereford St. In 1940 two brick semi-detached houses replaced the old home. They remain standing, as numbers 19 and 19A.

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – June 1921
Posted on 7th June 2021

100 years ago, June 1921: Double shipping tragedy off the NSW North Coast felt in Glebe & Forest Lodge

Who Lived in your Street? Peter Lewis Tighe (1860-1946)
Posted on 7th June 2021

Real estate salesman Peter Tighe enjoyed a fleeting moment of celluloid fame in 1913 when he featured in Picturesque Stanwell Park a 20-minute silent film advertising a new land release. Tighe and his family are seen leaving their home Kareela 154 Glebe Point Rd and squeezing into a taxi waiting outside.

Glebe’s Aboriginal residents, 1788-1859
Posted on 4th June 2021

Assumptions that Glebe’s Aboriginal community disappeared shortly after British settlement need revisiting.

The Duke in Sydney (and Glebe!)
Posted on 26th May 2021

Did you know Prince Philip visited Glebe in 1956 and toured the Glebe Library?

100 years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this month: May 1921
Posted on 26th May 2021

What were the papers reporting about Glebe in May 1921?

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

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

Who lived in your street? Charles Lanham (1859–1933)
Posted on 22nd May 2021

Charles Lanham & Son’s steam laundry in Forest St, Forest Lodge, operated from 1903 until 1988.

Eglintoun Village at Glebe Point
Posted on 18th April 2021

In the 1840a, a grand plan for ‘Eglintoun Village’ on land at Glebe Point, was produced by businessman Alexander Brodie Spark. He went bankrupt and it never eventuated, but echoes of the plan remain in today’s street pattern – Eglinton Rd, Pendrill Rd and Edward St. This article traces some of the 19th and early 20th
century residents of this part of Glebe Point.

Who worked in your street? 21 Ross St, Forest Lodge
Posted on 17th April 2021

21 Ross St’s ‘red’ history as home of the Communist Party of Australia’s Tribune newspaper

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this Month: April 1921
Posted on 8th April 2021

100 years ago this month – April 1921 – Opening of new Hostel for Girls at 29 Arundel St, Forest Lodge

The YHA site in Forest Lodge
Posted on 7th March 2021

The YHA at Forest Lodge closed in 2020. Find out more about the history of 28 Ross St, Forest Lodge.

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this month: March 1921
Posted on 7th March 2021

Glebe boys Warren Bardsley and William Albert Oldfield were in the Australian cricket team that would shortly depart for a tour to England.

The Immortal has arrived!
Posted on 1st January 2021

The Glebe Rugby League Football Club is proud to announce the launch of the Glebe Brewing Co – the official beer label of the Glebe Dirty Reds! The Glebe Brewing Co’s first offering, The Immortal Pale Ale, is now available to purchase.

Who Lived in 21 Westmoreland St?
Posted on 2nd January 2021

A Facebook follower asked for help in identifying the subject of this artwork ‘Glebe Houses’. Robert Hannan recognised 21 Westmoreland St, a house remarkable for its decorative quoins pattern work. Who lived there?

Antoniou Filo Pastry: Celebrating 60 years – starting from humble beginnings at 85-87 Glebe Point Rd
Posted on 2nd January 2021

by Christine Apostoles & Rodney Hammett. From Bulletin 10 of 2020 Glebe in the 1950s welcomed many of the post-war immigrants who went on to enjoy the freedom and prosperity that Australia offered, raising families and creating successful businesses here. One such couple was Christofis (Chris) and Marina Antoniou who arrived separately in Sydney from […]

A Christmas Gathering with a difference … at St John’s Church!
Posted on 1st January 2021

Tickets sold out in just over a week for our Christmas gathering held on Friday 11 December in the historic St John’s Church, with 100 people attending. It was a pleasure to welcome so many newer members. Several members commented that although they had lived in Glebe for over 20 years they’d never ventured inside this beautiful historic building and were delighted to have this opportunity.

Seminar on Frank Hurley
Posted on 1st January 2021

Frank Hurley, the famous photographer and film-maker, was born in Glebe in 1885. If you are interested in Frank Hurley, you may like to watch the online presentation about his life and work organised by the Local History people at Woollahra Municipal Council.

Who Lived in Your House? – 224 Bridge Rd, Forest Lodge
Posted on 1st January 2021

The original Forest Lodge partially existed under No 224, prior to Munro Terrace (Nos 212-230 Bridge Rd). This is a story of the owners and occupants of No 224.

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