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Overview Glebe is a suburb of Sydney, just 3 kilometres southwest of the Sydney central business district. It is in the LGA of the City of Sydney in the Inner West region. The suburbs neighbouring Glebe are Annandale, Pyrmont, Forest Lodge, Ultimo, Camperdown, Broadway, and Chippendale.
As per the 2016 census, Glebe has a population of 11,532,
Living in Glebe The main thoroughfare in the suburb is Glebe Point Road. A shopping strip with specialty shops and cafes is found here. Several ethnic restaurants are also located in this area, like Indian, Thai, Nepalese, and Italian restaurants. The Broadway Shopping Centre is located just southeast of the suburb.
Some schools in the suburb are Glebe Public School, St. James Catholic School, and St. Scholastica’s College.
History of Glebe The suburb’s name was based on the fact that it was built on a glebe owned by the Anglican church. A glebe is defined as an area of land within an ecclesiastical parish to support a parish priest.
The area was a land grant given to Reverend Richard Johnson by Governor Arthur Phillip. Rev. Johnson was the Chaplain of the First Fleet in 1790.
Around the 19th century, the area became home to migrant architect Edmund Blacket who built his family home here in 1858. Blacket is best known for his designs for the University of Sydney and St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney.
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