Civic Place to Parramatta Square

Civic Place to Parramatta Square

Civic Place to Parramatta Square In the coming years the old ‘Civic Place’ precinct in Parramatta will see some dramatic changes as it transforms into Parramatta Square. Work has already begun on a part of the site selected by the University of Western...
Keeping Good Time: Clocks of Parramatta

Keeping Good Time: Clocks of Parramatta

The Centennial Memorial Fountain in Centenary Square, Parramatta, 2017 (Source: Anna Namuren)

Devices have been used to measure the concept of time for thousands of years – from the tracking of the sun by obelisks and dials, to the use of hourglasses and waterclocks, through to the development of mechanical and, later, digital time-pieces.

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Origins of the City of Parramatta Crest

Origins of the City of Parramatta Crest

Plaque from City of Parramatta Council Chambers building. Date unknown. Parramatta Heritage Centre collections, 2006.146.

Parramatta was one of the first councils in Australia to depict Aboriginal people as a focal point for a crest which originated in 1862.

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