Coffee Conversation: Glebe - From Village to City Suburb

  • 4 Feb 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • History House, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
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In 1790 Governor Phillip granted Richard Johnson, chaplain with the First Fleet

400 acres of land south / west of Blackwattle Bay to provide a farming income to support the church work. But Johnson was not provided with enough convicts to clear the land. The Glebe remained untouched until 1828 when the Church. financially crippled, decided to subdivide and sell. With easy access to Sydney the lots sold quickly.

Join Robert Hannan as he explains how a village far removed from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is now an inner city suburb. We will explore the church land, the grand villas with their pleasure grounds. The cycle of boom to bust and the impact this had on the character of Glebe. We will touch on the architectural styles the people, the battles to protect the suburb and its future.

This talk will be presented with many images and maps of the area that have rarely been seen.

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