ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0123 Save Glebe Park Committee Papers

Scope and content notes


Call Number HMSS 0123
Collection Save Glebe Park Committee Papers
Date Range



0.36m (2 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions open
File Number -
Related Collections

HMSS 0112 Reid Progress Association, 1944-1950.

The action of the Save Glebe Park Committee from early 1982, together with support from the wider community and heritage organisations resulted in Glebe Park being saved from the proposed Tivoli Gardens development which was connected with the White Industries project in Civic.

Most of the trees were saved and Glebe Park was subsequently gazetted as a park and developed sympathetically along the lines of an English-style park.

These papers were collected and created by Denis Wilson, a former President of the Reid Residents' Association and Chair of the Save Glebe Park Committee.

Donated by the Reid Residents Association, May 2002.

Further information may be found in Grey, John. The Glebe Park Story : the evolution of Canberra's main inner city park from Canberry glebe, 1989.

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range

Committee Papers


  • Attendance book (meetings of “Our Reid” 09/09/1980 and “Save Glebe Park Committee 02/12/1981)
  • Minutes of meetings 02/12/1981
  • Reports, information collected, petitions, notices and photographs
  • Official Register of the Save Glebe Park Committee (names of those sponsoring trees), 18/04/1982
2 files


1 Correspondence 1 file 1980-1989

Plans and Proposals

Includes copies of reports, submissions, research, photographs and plans

3 files 1980-1983

Seminars, Meeting and Newsletters

Includes copies of proceedings, presentations and notes

2 files 1980-1982

Media Coverage

Press cuttings, reports of media coverage and scrap book

2 files 1980-1982
2 Glebe Park Radio Talk Back (audio cassette recording) 1 cassette 18/02/1982
2 Landscape Plans for Glebe Park by DSB Landscape Architects 2 files 1980-1983

NCDC Reports

Proposals for Variation of the Plan of Layout of the City of Canberra and its Environs, 79th Series Briefing Material, Public Comments and Objections

1 volume 1983

NCDC Reports

Civic Centre Policy Plan Development Plan : Draft for Discussion

1 volume 1982

NCDC Reports

Civic Centre Canberra Policy Plan Development Plan

1 volume