Board & Wall Displays

On display in this exhibition were a selection of photos and posters that provide a snapshot of the activities of the Glebe Society over its 50 year history.

A key exhibition item was the huge ‘Glebe Society 50 Years Timeline’ poster.

The Villas of Glebe and Forest Lodge, pre-1870

The Villas display explores the development of Glebe in the early nineteenth century. After thousands of years of Indigenous ownership and being briefly held by the Anglican church, large portions of The Glebe and Forest Lodge were sold to investors from 1828.

Painting by James Taylor shows Cockle Bay (now Darling Harbour) in 1819-20.

People have lived in Glebe and Forest Lodge for thousands of years. Prior to the arrival of the first fleet, Aboriginal people lived on the shores of Blackwattle Creek and Johnstons Creek where they had access to food from the sea and to fresh water. The Aboriginal Land: Glebe & Forest Lodge display documented some tangible reminders of pre-contact Aboriginal occupation.

This display covered the environmental history of Glebe, from the days when the Wangal and Cadigal people of the Eora nation fished the waters of Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays.

Blue Wrens Glebe

This display shows how the six landcare and bushcare groups in Glebe and the local community are working to increase the diversity, abundance and distribution of indigenous flora and fauna in our suburb, as well as establishing a network of wildlife corridors linking key habitat areas.

‘My 2037’ - school photo competition display

My 2037 was a photographic competition for primary and secondary students from our six local schools.

Photographs by Tom Psomotragos

Tom provided 20 photos, mostly black and white, for a wonderful display at the entrance of the Exhibition.


As well as being the birthplace of Indigenous education and training, Tranby is a cultural precinct that nurtures the artistic, cultural and educational endeavours of Aboriginal people from all over Australia.