History of Carlingford to Clyde – T6 Rail Line

History of Carlingford to Clyde – T6 Rail Line

The Carlingford railway line is a branch railway line in Sydney. This railway line was opened from Clyde to Subiaco (later renamed Camellia) in 1882.

In April 1896, bridge was constructed across the Parramatta River to Carlingford. The line runs north-south between the suburbs of Carlingford and Clyde. Now this railway line known as T6. (more…)

Municipality of Dundas Council and Dundas Town Hall

Municipality of Dundas Council and Dundas Town Hall

The Council of the Municipality of Dundas 1889 crest.

(Image source: The City of Parramatta: Foundation celebrations 1978: ‘The anniversary year’ [souvenir programme])

The Municipality of Dundas was initially proclaimed as the “Borough of Dundas” on 23 March 1889 by the Governor of New South Wales, Lord Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington. (more…)

Rosehill – A Brief History

Rosehill – A Brief History

Aerial photo of the Rosehill area in 1943 showing the predominantly industrial landuse to the east, the racecourse in the centre and residential areas in the west. Source: Six Maps

The suburb of Rosehill lies south-west of the Parramatta CBD and is bounded by Grand Avenue, Camellia in the north, Duck River on the south-west, (more…)

Clyde – A Brief History

Clyde – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of the Clyde area dated 1943 showing combined landuse of residential and industrial zones.  Source: Six maps

A small industrial suburb to the south-east of Parramatta CBD and adjacent to Granville, Clyde is bounded by Duck Creek to the north and west and the Duck River (more…)

1914-1919 Roll of Honor

1914-1919 Roll of Honor

Australia’s involvement in World War One began on 4 August 1914. Many who joined up believed that the war would be a great adventure, but none could have imagined the scale of the endeavour on which they were about to embark. (more…)

Blenheim House, Carlingford

Blenheim House, Carlingford

In April 1932, Frederick Charles Cox, Parramatta’s oldest resident, died at his house in Carlingford. He was born on 23 February, 1838, and spent the first years of his life in ‘Honiton House’ (more…)

World War One & Suburbs

World War One & Suburbs

For Australia, the World War One remains the costliest conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed (more…)

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