In 1868, Reverend J. K. Tucker wrote in his observations of the Chinese attitude to religion: (more…)
The suburb of Telopea, 1943. Source: SIX Maps: https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/
“The Hut” by Nell Gawthorne, held in the City of Parramatta Cultural Collections Artwork Collection (Acc no. 2006.175)
During World War Two, community organisations and local councils across Australia were instrumental in providing recreational opportunities in support of the physical and mental wellbeing (more…)
Parts of a child’s right sandal, Cultural Collection BIW/1989.00835. Source: City of Parramatta Council.
This object is a child’s leather sandal from the right foot. The heel strap is still intact and the two pieces of leather form the sole that were stitched together. It appears the stitching was done by hand which was prevalent until the introduction of machinery in the late 1880s. 
Ming bowl, Cultural Collection ARC2012.4.5.GSP. Source: City of Parramatta Council
It is unknown how or why this Chinese Ming Bowl came to be at the Family Court site in Parramatta.
Emergency food ration tin, front and back view. Photography by Paolo Busato. Source: City of Parramatta Council, 2019.
This cylindrical tin, soldered at both ends, was issued to Trooper Ash Whitney during the Boer War (1899-1902). It has a metal opening key at either end with internal divisions containing (in this example) 4 ounces of beef extract (pemmican) in one end and 4 ounces of cocoa powder in the other.
Hand Operated Vacuum Cleaner. Source: Collection Sydney Olympic Park Authority – Courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Collection held at Newington Armory, 2019.
Vacuum cleaners originated in the 1800s. Operated manually by two people, they blew dust into the air.