World War One – The Home Front – Radio telegraphy in Australia 1914 – 1818

World War One – The Home Front – Radio telegraphy in Australia 1914 – 1818

While Australia officially declared war on Germany on 4 August, 1914, her politicians and members of the Australian Defence Forces were already planning for this event behind the scenes. Among the first of these official acts by the Australian Government occurred the day before war was declared. This was the placing of Australian wireless stations under control of the Naval Board, to make sure the Navy and Australian Government controlled the delivery and censorship of all messages.

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Waves of People

Waves of People Parramatta has a unique identity as a gathering place for many different cultures. It is the place where Aboriginal peoples lived through periods of intense change, including a period of colonization and massive disruption. As Australia’s first inland...
Macquarie Street Asylum and the Chinese Community

Macquarie Street Asylum and the Chinese Community

Macquarie Street Asylum in Parramatta, circa 1880. Local Studies Photograph Collection LSOP 114

“Parramatta has another feature of interest, and it is this that brings us here to-day. It is a veritable city of asylums – asylums for infirmity, asylums for orphanhood, asylums for papaurism, asylums for insanity, and asylums for crime”[I]

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Dundas and Dundas Valley – A Brief History

Dundas and Dundas Valley – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Dundas and Dundas Valley. Source: Six Maps

The suburb of Dundas is approximately 3 kilometres south west of Carlingford and about 3 kilometres north west of Ermington.

It is bordered by Wyuna Place, Greens Avenue, Denham Place, Leamington Road, Kissing Point Road, Sturt Street, Holland Place and Stewart Street in the north; Kissing Point Road in the east; (more…)

Camellia – A Brief History

Camellia – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Camellia. Source: Six Maps

The suburb of Camellia is an industrial suburb on the south bank of the Parramatta River, east of the Parramatta CBD. It is part of the Rosehill Ward of the City of Parramatta. (more…)

Ming bowl 3D scan

Ming bowl 3D scan

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.

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