The impact of World War One on Australia’s economy was significant. At that time, the majority of exports from Australia were wool, wheat and minerals. Exporters were deprived of shipping services (more…)
During November of 1915 in Liverpool, New South Wales, Eugene Norris enlisted to join the army. (more…)
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 & 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…)
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 endeavor (more…)
Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer 2019 – present day (more…)
“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…)
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. 
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.
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.