In the photo above you can see the tombstones and sign at the front of J. Craig’s stone-masonry yard on Church Street. (more…)
The two buildings at 333 to 337 Church Street (more…)
The local architect James Houison erected his shop and dwelling on Lot 1 on the south eastern corner of Lennox Bridge, (more…)
The film footage below is an excerpt from the 1964 film, “Parramatta: Cradle of a Nation”. It was sponsored by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, filmed with the support of Esso and directed by Cyril Cox. (more…)
The Star Hotel, not one of Parramatta’s earliest or oldest hotels, but certainly one of its longest trading, (more…)
… a continuation from Part 2 (more…)
… a continuation from Part 1 (more…)
Let us walk, in imagination, along Church Street in it’s early convict period. Reference has already been made to the huts erected for the women and for married convicts.
West side of 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta. (Source: Anne Tsang, 2017).
On the evening of Wednesday 15 November 1893 the Scottish Reverend John Paterson (1860-1949) was ordained into St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Parramatta as the new minister. Back then, this Scot’s church was still located on the present 215-217 Church Street, Parramatta – the former Government Savings Bank of New South Wales (built in 1927).