The ship’s bell has a centuries long tradition of use in navy and merchant ships. Bells are used for timekeeping, sounding alarms, and ceremonies, including baptisms. (more…)
On the occasion of the HMAS Parramatta IV Freedom of the City Parade it is worth paying a visit to the HMAS Parramatta Memorials at the Queens Wharf, Parramatta. (more…)
The impact of World War One on Australia’s economy was significant. At that time, the majority of exports from Australia were wool, wheat and minerals. Exporters were deprived of shipping services (more…)
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.
Parramatta Foundation Week celebrations, (more…)
A chronological list of events from Parramatta’s early colonial settlement to the present. (more…)
As the final chapter in this story played out the Australian convoy with its powerful escort approached the area with the utmost precaution.
World War One 1914-1918 infographic (Source: Parramatta Heritage Centre)
While the Research team at the Parramatta Heritage Centre has been researching World War One servicemen, servicewomen and volunteer organisations (more…)
New South Wales Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment (1880-1942)