Eric McEnnally’s photo studio in Parramatta, 1933-c1970s

Eric McEnnally’s photo studio in Parramatta, 1933-c1970s

1936 Advertisement of McEnnally’s Studio. (Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 3 September 1936, p. 4)[1]

In the book ‘Living history of Parramatta: a tapestry of life in the cradle city 1992′ by Rosslyn Blay[2], for one of the brain teasers on page 189 is a do you remember McEnally Photographs? (more…)

From German watchmaker shop to The Greenway Arcade, Parramatta

From German watchmaker shop to The Greenway Arcade, Parramatta

R. Straub’s Establishment on east side Church Street, Parramatta next door to Savings Bank of N.S.W. and opposite Murray Brother. (Source: Australian Town and Country Journal, 1 March 1902, page 30).

Richard Straub was a well known Parramatta businessman who operated a well-known watchmaker and jewellers (more…)

Parramatta ANZACS at Gallipoli 1915

Parramatta ANZACS at Gallipoli 1915

On 25 April 1915, the Allied assault on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey began under the guidance of the Commander in Chief, Sir Ian Hamilton. The landing was divided into three assaults: the main one at the tip (more…)

Research Library is CLOSED

Research Library is CLOSED

Following advice from State and Federal Governments, the Research Library will be closed to the public from 24th March 2020 in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community until further notice. (more…)

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