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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.

Blacket exhibition
Posted on 2nd January 2021

Congratulations to Robert Hannan and his team for the excellent exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the current St John’s Church. We hope many of you had the opportunity to view the exhibition while it was on display this month.

100 years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge this month: November 1920
Posted on 4th November 2020

A snippet of history…

EVENT: Federation Architect: Walter Liberty Vernon
Posted on 4th November 2020

Historic Houses Association of Australia is hosting an online seminar called ‘Seeking Out Walter Liberty Vernon: Monuments of Art and a Distinctly Australian Architecture’. The seminar will take place on Thursday 3 December 2020 from 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm.

A Snapshot in Time – Who lived in Munroe Terrace in 1933?
Posted on 4th November 2020

Munro Terrace (Nos 212-230 Bridge Rd, Glebe) was in 1933 owned by architect William Ross McLean Munro, the grandson of architect William Munro who had purchased the house Forest Lodge and surrounding grounds in February 1871.

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