The Parramatta City Council Chambers, previously called the ‘Administrative Building’, served Council for over 57 years. (more…)
The Red Gum Walk sign, Boronia Park, Epping, 1952. Source: City of Parramatta Council Archives
In the dappled sunlight of Boronia Park in Epping, a mysterious and forlorn sign stands by an avenue of trees.
Regular visitors to Civic Place and Parramatta Library may have noticed that the clock tower that once stood at the entrance of the car park has been removed. (more…)
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.
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.
Colonial History 1788-1840
In April (more…)
Sam Crouch was for many years caretaker of (more…)