Governors of New South Wales

Governors of New South Wales

Governors of New South Wales

The Governor is appointed by the Sovereign and is her representative in New South Wales. The Governor is the formal head of state in New South Wales. (more…)

World War One – Parramatta Soldier – Elmore Aubrey Gane

World War One – Parramatta Soldier – Elmore Aubrey Gane

Elmore was the son of Mrs Maude Gane of Guildford (Calliope Street), New South Wales, who was a 20 year old Telephonist when he joined the forces on 31 May 1916. He was serving with the 20 Infantry A.M.F. Unit at time of enrolment and was assigned immediately to the rank of Acting Corporal with the 53 Infantry Battalion, 7 Reinforcements.

He travelled to England onboard ʺAscaniusʺ disembarking at Devonport on 28 December 1916. He then attended the School of Musketry in Tidworth, England where he qualified 2nd class with a fair knowledge of the Lewis Machine Gun. He was transferred to the 1st Machine Gun Company and travelled to France via Folkstone and was taken on strength on 11 October 1917. In December 1917 he returned to hospital in England with trench feet where he stayed until returning to Australia on March 22 1918 to be discharged due to medical unfitness on 22 May 1918.

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Neera Sahni, Research Services Leader, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2018

References

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Lunar New Year –  Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year –  Year of the Dog (Source: City of Parramatta)

The celebration of the Lunar New Year has long been part of the Parramatta region and community. Lunar New Year is one of Parramatta’s most popular annual events. On 16 February, Parramatta  will welcome the Year of the Dog. (more…)

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Diwali Display @ Parramatta Heritage Centre

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the globe. Diwali night is the darkest night of autumn and diyas (more…)

World War One – Indian Troops – Meerut Division

World War One – Indian Troops – Meerut Division

Indian gunner of the 7th Meerut Division, wearing gas masks as protection against German gas shells 1915

Two divisions of Indian troops were sent to France with their artillery and other arms. By 26 September 1914 Meerut Division and Lahore Division of Indian Troops arrived at Marseilles. (more…)

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