Glebe Society Member Survey

It has been more than 10 years since members were asked to let the management committee know what should be the priorities of the Glebe Society. If you haven’t already done so, there’s still time to participate in the survey which will close on 5 April.

The survey can be completed in less than 10 minutes and will provide the management committee with valuable feedback about what members want.

Members should have received an email with a link to the survey, which is:

Allan Hogan

Vale Albert Mispel

It is with great sadness that the Society heard of the death of Albert Mispel on 15 March. His funeral was held on Monday 20 March at the Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium. Albert led the campaign in the early 1970s against the expressway program that would have decimated Glebe had it gone ahead. Albert was an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Glebe Society. More to come in the next Bulletin.

Nick Hespe Retires

Nick Hespe is retiring after eight years as a champion of the Glebe community in his role with the City Council. The Society thanks him for his commitment to the Glebe community and his support for our work. Some of us were fortunate to have shared dinner with Nick and his wife, Amanda, at a Thirsty Thursday in July last year.  We wish Nick all the best.

Glebe Library’s 20th Birthday

Because work on Benledi is proceeding more slowly than expected, the Glebe Library Open Day has been postponed until Saturday 20 May. For more details, see:

Dogs in Glebe’s Cafés and Pubs?

If the number of dogs parading around the Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays is anything to go by, Glebites are dog-lovers … but should dogs be allowed in cafés and pubs? Have your say in Jamie Parker’s survey at:

Bays Precinct Open House Program

UrbanGrowth NSW will be holding a drop-in community information session as part of The Bays Precinct Open House Program. This is a great opportunity to get up to date with what UrbanGrowth has planned for the Bays Precinct and to let them know what you think. It is being held from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 8 April at Glebe Town Hall.

Mystery Photo

Do you know your Glebe chimneys or your Glebe dunnies? We are hoping that someone might be able to recognise the site of this Raymond de Berquelle photo entitled Children at play, Glebe, 1964.

If you can help, please contact us at:

Children at play, Glebe, Sydney, 1964, Raymond de Berquelle (National Library of Australia)