Glebe Radical Walking Tour
Find out about the 1974 purchase by the Whitlam Government of church estates to conserve this historic suburb and keep it for low-income earners. See how today almost fifty years of good urban and social policy is threatened by sale and demolition. Tour is 2.5 hours.
Leading us: Ian Stephenson, President of the Glebe Society and former Senior Curator with the National Trust (NSW), Director of Historic Places in Canberra and CEO of the National Trust for South Australia , Dorothy Davis: Friends of Glebe and Emily Bullock: Hands Off Glebe, Action for Public Housing group , Denis Doherty: Hands Off Glebe .
Start: Outside the front door of the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney University, Corner of University Avenue and Parramatta Road, Camperdown.
The primary focus will be on architecture and public housing and contemporary threats but stops will include significant places for Aboriginal rights, the peace movement, women against domestic violence and the first headquarters the Women’s’ Liberation Movement in Sydney.
The tour will comply with COVID-19 safety regulations.
Only fully vaccinated participants and speakers may attend and if you are sick, please don’t attend.
The event is entirely outdoors. If the weather is very wet we will postpone.