Lennox Bridge – Parramatta – Time Line

Lennox Bridge – Parramatta – Time Line

The Lennox Bridge, Parramatta (Source: Local Studies Photographic Collection LSOP 896, Parramatta Heritage Centre, City of Parramatta)

Lennox Bridge – Time Line – 1796 to 2016
1790: July – Town of Rose Hill (later Parramatta) marked
1794: First (wooden) bridge over the river at Parramatta Constructed
1795: Wooden Bridge swept away by floodwater (more…)

Photograph project: A picture doesn’t always tell a thousand words

Photograph project: A picture doesn’t always tell a thousand words

Image of Horwood Street Car Park, Parramatta, c. early-1980s. Source: City of Parramatta Council Archives Photographic Collection

Over the years, the City of Parramatta Council has taken many photos to record its events, activities, buildings and achievements. One of the roles of the Parramatta Heritage Centre is to preserve these images in its archives.

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Origins of Parramatta District Street Names

Origins of Parramatta District Street Names The area comprising present-day Parramatta was first inhabited by the Burramattagal people, a clan of the Darug, who settled along the upper reaches of the Parramatta River approximately 60,000 years ago. On November 4,...
Edward William O’Sullivan, 1846-1910

Edward William O’Sullivan, 1846-1910

Edward William O’Sullivan, printer, journalist and politician – portrait, ca. 1895-1905 / unknown photographer. Image Source: State Library of New South Wales.

Edward William O’Sullivan was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 17th of March, 1846 in Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) [1]. O’Sullivan’s career began as a ‘printer’s devil’, a phrase that refers to an apprentice who undertakes odd jobs in the printer’s office such as maintaining ink tanks [2].

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Where the Riverside Theatres Stand

Where the Riverside Theatres Stand

From Baths to Box Office – Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, 1993. Source: City of Parramatta Archives Photograph Collection

In 2018, Riverside Theatres will celebrate 30 years of sharing stories on stage and screen. The popular and successful multi-venue performing arts centre will, over the next few years, undergo a process of redevelopment resulting in a revitalized and fit-for-the-future venue. [1] Reflecting the ongoing expansion of our city, this transformation will form the next interesting step in the history of where Riverside stands, a space long associated with gathering and recreation.

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