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Glebe, New South Wales

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Glebe

Glebe is a suburb located slightly west of Sydney's central business district, in the Inner West. To the east of Glebe lies Ultimo, and Annandale lies to the west. It surrounds Blackwattle Bay, an inlet of Sydney Harbour in the north. The southern boundary is formed by Parramatta Road and Broadway. Glebe Point Road is the main road in Glebe, forming a shopping strip known for its cafes and specialty shops.

Glebe's name derives from the fact that the land on which it developed was originally owned by the Anglican Church. Glebe has a popular market, held on weekends in the Glebe Primary School grounds.

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The Glebe Markets

In recent years Glebe's popularity as a backpacker area has been increasing as the main backpacker area, Kings Cross, has grown more expensive.

At its south-eastern end is the Glebe Estate, an area of Housing Commission properties purchased by the government of Gough Whitlam to provide public housing for the needy. This area today has a high level of Aboriginal population. The suburb is generally gentrified, and popular with students due to its proximity to the University of Sydney.However it does suffer from a high crime rate.

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