Glebe Stories

Home, neighbourhood and community

Compiled from oral histories recorded in 2021.

Click on a pin to see more information about the places mentioned in the Glebe Stories interviews.

Each person has their own pin colour.


Glebe Stories focuses on one inner city suburb, Glebe, and the memories of the four people who generously gave their time to be interviewed in late 2021.

These four people have each put a lot of energy into fighting for their vision of what Glebe should be. And have been doing this for many years.

I completed this project as the final unit of Master of History studies at the University of New England. I wanted to find out about the connections between living in a place and deciding to get involved in collective action to protect or advance that place. Activism takes time, energy and persistence. How do feelings about home, neighbourhood and community influence the decision to take action?

I’m grateful to the people who agreed to share their experiences in an oral history interview. I hope the compiled stories do justice to their experiences.

Catherine Stuart, January 2021

Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England,
Approval No HE21-201, Valid to 31/01/2022


Acknowledgement of Country

I acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people, the Traditional Owners of Glebe and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I also acknowledge the Dharawal and Gandangara people on whose land I live and work. I pay respect to elders past, present and emerging.