Ted, Denis and Emily discuss the social housing areas of Glebe. They talk about how the ideas of community and heritage that defined these areas fifty years ago are now under threat.
This story centres on Bay, Cowper, Wentworth and Elger Streets shown in the map below.
The photo described in the podcast can be viewed online in the City of Sydney Archives. There is a second photo that shows the Bay and Cowper Street Housing Commission flats more clearly. This photo may be mis-dated in the City of Sydney Archives.
Early maps of Glebe can also be viewed online in the City of Sydney Archives.
Stop the theft of public housing in Glebe (Social Justice and Socialism: Video) – 2 min video of the protest against the sale of 92 Cowper Street
Social Housing In Glebe Sydney, 1970s – Film 98458 (Video) – This 5 min long video has no sound track. It appears to be a promotional film about the purchase the Glebe Estate by the Federal government in the early 1970s.
Save Social Housing in Glebe (Social Justice and Socialism: Video) – this 4 min video discusses the Bay and Cowper Streets redevelopment as well as the two other social housing buildings that are proposed to be redeveloped.
Max Solling, Grandeur and Grit: A history of Glebe, Ultimo, Halstead Press, 2007.
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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.