“The Manse”, 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta

“The Manse”, 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta

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.[1] 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).[2]

Around 1895-1897, a new manse was built for Reverend Paterson and his family.[3] (more…)

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,...
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