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...
Beecroft – A Brief History

Beecroft – A Brief History

1943 aerial photograph of Beecroft. Source: Six Maps

Beecroft is a 5.1km2 suburb in northern Sydney bounded by the Hills (M2) Motorway in the north, the waterway in the east, generally by Plympton Road, Norwood Avenue, Karril Avenue and North Rocks Road in the (more…)

Parramatta – A Brief History

Parramatta – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Paramatta. Source: Six Maps

For over 60,000 years, the area comprising present day Parramatta has been occupied by the Burramattagal people, a clan of the Darug, who first settled along the upper reaches of the Parramatta River. (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,...
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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