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…)

J. Granger and Son bakery, Parramatta

J. Granger and Son bakery, Parramatta

J. Granger & Son advertisement. (Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate)

In one of our books Parramatta: The Early Years by Michael Kelson and in some old local newspapers, there is the above advertisement: J. Granger and Son, “the oldest established bakery in Australia”. (more…)

The Parramatta Soldiers’ Hut

The Parramatta Soldiers’ Hut

“The Hut” by Nell Gawthorne, held in the City of Parramatta Cultural Collections Artwork Collection (Acc no. 2006.175)

During World War Two, community organisations and local councils across Australia were instrumental in providing recreational opportunities in support of the physical and mental wellbeing (more…)

Child’s sandal 3D scan

Child’s sandal 3D scan

Parts of a child’s right sandal, Cultural Collection BIW/1989.00835. Source: City of Parramatta Council.

This object is a child’s leather sandal from the right foot. The heel strap is still intact and the two pieces of leather form the sole that were stitched together. It appears the stitching was done by hand which was prevalent until the introduction of machinery in the late 1880s. [1]

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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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Photograph project: A picture doesn’t always tell a thousand words

Photograph project: A picture doesn’t always tell a thousand words

Image of Horwood Street Car Park, Parramatta, c. early-1980s. Source: City of Parramatta Council Archives Photographic Collection

Over the years, the City of Parramatta Council has taken many photos to record its events, activities, buildings and achievements. One of the roles of the Parramatta Heritage Centre is to preserve these images in its archives.

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