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About Wireless House

Connect to the free wireless hotspot at Foley Park, Glebe. Provided by Unwired and the City of Sydney. Dr Nigel Helyer and his team from Sonic Objects;Sonic Architecture are breathing life back into the Wireless House in Glebe's Foley Park.
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How you can contribute
The Wireless House team want you to be part of this exciting project and contribute your own audio and visual material about the local history of Glebe. You can contribute material via the ABC's Pool website.

Also read about the Glebebytes, a unique project where Glebe locals were taught to record and edit oral histories and share their love and sense of pride for their local community.


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Audio Highlights

Drunk under the tram
Drunk under the tram

Tony Galluzzo recounts a hilarious story of travelling on the Glebe Point Road trams.

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These are Modern Times
These are Modern Times

An RAAF recruitment advertisement seeks young men with a love of machines for a bright future.

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Kia-Ora Fruit Juice
Kia-Ora Fruit Juice

Made from the purest sun ripened oranges and lemons enjoy Kia-Ora fruit Juice.

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Italians in Glebe

Tony and Frank Galluzzo share their experience of listening to the radio at the Wireless House during the war. Find out why they couldn’t listen to it at home.

Explore the Wireless House


Come inside the Wireless House. Like visiting a small museum check out how the artist Dr Nigel Helyer has sonically re-activated the old Wireless House in Foley Park.

Working with the NFSA

Contributing a significant amount of archival audio material the National Film and Sound Archive are the major partner of the Glebe Wireless House with the City of Sydney. Learn more about NFSA’s involvement in the project here.

The City of Sydney Sustainable Sydney 2030 Vision actively supports the Glebe Wireless House and its contribution to making Glebe a vibrant and active local community and economy. Learn more about the Sustainable Sydney 2030 Vision here.