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Bowral’s Splendid Glebe Lands – A Discovery Tour of the Victorian Age

Discover the forgotten world of Bowral’s golden Victorian age as we explore Bowral’s Glebe lands.

Originally home to the Gundungurra people, who caught eels in the rivulets by torchlight, the Glebe land was promised to the Church of England in 1859 and has had strong community associations for over 150 years. Although much has changed, the street names hint at the links this land once had to the Church of England – St Jude’s, Glebe and Church.

Led by National Trust NSW’s Nick Corbett, peel away the layers of history and discover a beautiful story that has remained untold – until now.

  • Relive the joyous celebrations that took place in the Association Hall
  • Uncover the lost sports grounds where the Bowral Association Cricket team strode out to battle in blue and white uniforms accompanied by the Association Band
  • See the site of Bowral’s first place of worship, first school and first library
  • Walk the streets where Ginger Meggs was filmed
  • Meet the ordinary working men and women, the builder, the baker and candlestick maker who played here, learnt their trade and lived here

Attendees required to bring their own food and refreshments.

Event dates

Event Details

16-24 Bendooley Street, Bowral, New South Wales

11am - 1pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 10
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bowrals-splendid-glebe-lands-a-discovery-tour-of-the-victorian-age-tickets-565910683087
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Other things
you need to know:
Food and water not included. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a hat.