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50 years: The Bulletin Editors' View

A Glebe Society Community Festival event

From its first issue in July 1969, the Bulletin has been the Glebe Society’s primary form of communication. For 50 years, its pages have effectively recorded the Glebe Society’s history – and, to a large extent, the history of Glebe itself.

This never-before-seen documentary will shed light on the Glebe Society’s 50 year history from the perspective of the long-suffering editors. The editors cut and pasted the reports, polemics, calls to action and clip-art that, month-by-month, recorded the society’s activities for half a century.

The documentary-maker is Allan Hogan, former Glebe Society president with an impressive journalism record. No doubt Allan’s experience gained through interviewing the likes of Idi Amin and Imelda Marcos prepared him well for this important assignment. Allan was accompanied by current editor and sidekick, Virginia Simpson-Young.

The documentary includes interviews with editors from the heady days of bulldozers and placards in the early 1970s. Glebe was threatened by over-development and freeways that would have caused irreperable damage. The film also includes interviews with editors from subsequent decades.

This film screening promises to be highly relevant and entertaining – not to be missed.

Drinks by gold coin donation from 6.30pm.



Wednesday 26 June 2019 from 7pm to 8.30pm


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