History of Thomas Portley Reserve

Thomas Portley Reserve

Thomas Portley Reserve is at 64-66 Bellevue Street, Glebe, on the corner of Cardigan Street. This site was previously occupied by a house which was built in around 1898. The house was demolished in the early 1960s and it was proposed to build a two-storey flat building, but instead Council resumed the site.

When the park was opened in 1966 it was named after Tom Portley, ‘a well known and highly respected resident’ of the Glebe district for fifty years who devoted a considerable amount of his time and effort to ‘works of a charitable nature’ in the district.

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 March 2013