Perth House and Stables

Perth House and Stables

Perth House, 85 George Street, Parramatta

Perth House is aesthetically and technically significant. It is a single storey Colonial Victorian Georgian residence with a hipped roof to a central block with encircling verandahs. The verandah is paved with stone. It demonstrates a high degree of creative excellence, taste & lifestyle on a medium sized domestic architecture. Brick barrel drain runs along driveway and branches off towards St. John’s Cathedral. (more…)

Dragoon Horses For India – 1857

Dragoon Horses For India – 1857

Colonial Secretary’s Office,

Sydney, 11th September, 1857

DRAGOON HORSES FOR INDIA

The following official communication from the Government of India, notify that an officer is about to be dispatched for Sydney for the purpose of selecting horses suited to carry men in the Dragoon Guards, is published for general information. (more…)

India’s untold story in Australia

India’s untold story in Australia

Let’s look back and explore the centuries old contributions of Indians to the development of Australia. Australia’s multicultural phenomenon is not a recent one. During 19th and 20th century people from Britain, (more…)

Bushrangers in Parramatta – Part 2

Bushrangers in Parramatta – Part 2

Bushranger’s flight by artist S T Gill (1818-1880) published by James J. Blundell & Co. Melbourne Victoria [1856]

Throughout the first half of the 19th century bushrangers roamed the Parramatta district plundering farms and bailing up travellers along the roads linking the settlement at Sydney Cove with the town of Parramatta.

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Bushrangers in Parramatta – Part 1

Bushrangers in Parramatta – Part 1

Bushrangers’ Camp by S T Gill artist, (1818-1880), c. 1871

From the time of the establishment of the European settlement at Sydney Cove in January 1788, members of the largely convict population attempted to break free from government control and regulation. (more…)

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