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About the Glebe Society

Glebe is Australia’s most intact inner-city suburb, located only 3 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and notable for its distinct village character, strong sense of community and heritage streetscapes.

The 1960s saw the start of organised resident action in the inner city. In Glebe, this led to the formation of the Glebe Society in March 1969, established to improve Glebe’s liveability and to preserve and enhance the natural and architectural character of Glebe.  

What do we do?   What have we done?

Today, we focus our energy around three key areas:

  • protecting our heritage,
  • encouraging a sense of community, and
  • caring for our environment.

We also get together in social, community and campaign events to share, learn and enjoy.

In June 2019 the Glebe Society celebrated 50 years of being a vibrant and active community organisation with a week-long Community Festival.

The Festival website provides a detailed snapshot of the activities and achievements of the Glebe Society over its 50 year history through a series of poster and photographic exhibitions, publications, videos, talks, walks and performances.

How do we do it? 

Our constitution sets out our aims and what we can do.  Our Management Committee leads and manages the work of the Society and authorizes all legitimate action.  It delegates authority within terms of reference to subcommittees.  The core of what the Society does can be found in these terms of reference.  We also have policies that cover general matters.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Glebe Society acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of Glebe and Forest Lodge and pay our respects to elders past and present.



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  1. Comment by Sarah Fogg on 22 February 2024 at 7:15 pm:

    Dear Dorothy
    Our history experts would be very interested in seeing a photograph of the gold medal presented to Henry Dickey and perhaps doing some research into it. Would you be able to send a photo to Rodney Hammett at history@glebesociety.org.au.
    Thank you and all the best

  2. Comment by Sarah Fogg on 22 February 2024 at 5:04 pm:

    Thank you Dorothy. I have passed your information on to our history expert.

  3. Comment by Dorohy Dickey on 9 February 2024 at 8:43 pm:

    Hi, just a little bit of history for you. I have in my possession a gold medal presented to Retiring President Henry Dickey, 1922 for services to the Glebe Ratepayers and Ocuupiers Association. It is on a gold chain and belonged to my father-in-law. I have had many comments re the medal. Not many real gold medals these days..

    Just thought you would be interested.

    Cheers, Dorothy Dickey

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