December 2023

This year the Glebe Society’s Bulletin has published many fascinating articles about Glebe’s social, commercial and industrial history, its historic buildings and about the people and families who lived here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Often in response to enquiries from members of the public.

The story of Brisbane House, a kindergarten and a girls’ boarding school at 365 Glebe Point Rd.

Dr Rudolph Bohrsmann, a respected local GP who suffered under anti-German sentiment during WWI

Glebe Point Rd a 100 years ago – spot the difference

The Flour Mills in Glebe Point Rd

J.H. Mills, a missionary who worked in the Glebe-Pyrmont district for 35 years. He ran the Glebe branch of the Sydney City Mission

Sister Catherine Bell who taught at St Scholastica’s School in the 1940s and returned to Glebe in 2010

Richard Orchard, a jeweller and politician, a celebrity in his time

William Alston Hutchinson, businessman and one time Mayor of Glebe and Balmain.

Ludolph Marcker, Danish Consul in the early 1900s.

J.H. Mills, a missionary who worked in the Glebe-Pyrmont district for 35 years

Ian Jones who made a significant contribution to Glebe through his involvement in the landmark Glebe Main Street Project, following a distinguished career as an engineer and scientist.

The families who lived in Hegarty Street in the early 1900s.

The residents of 373 Glebe Point Road over the years, including a young Douglas Mawson in the 1890s.

Who lived at 375 Glebe Point Road, now Tim’s Bottle Shop

The early story of 27 Catherine St, where Charles Perkins and his family lived in the 1960s  

‘Jack’ Jones who built an aeroplane frame and engine in the backyard of his Hereford St house.

No.1 Arundel St, Forest Lodge was once the offices of transport giant, IPEC. Gordon Barton and Greg Farrell bought and built the business into the multinational express freight company it is today.

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