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Thursday, 11 June 2009
Bookending a day in Glebe
From the corner of Catherine Street & Westmoreland Street, Glebe
Both feature photographs were taken during the first week of winter: the top photo taken at 5:30pm and the bottom photo taken at 7:30am. The small cottages shown here are typical of the housing in the section of Glebe closer to Parramatta Road, whereas the housing down toward the harbour is much grander in scope.
In 1790 the first Governor of NSW - Captain Arthur Phillip - granted the Reverend Richard Johnson 400 acres of land for the Church of England and "The Glebe" was formed. Originally a working-class suburb close to the inner-city, Glebe has become gentrified due to the proximity of acadaemia in the form of The University of Sydney.