Waves of People Report

Waves of People Report

The City of Parramatta Council has been working with historians and researchers at Western Sydney University’s Institute for Culture and Society to explore stories of people moving in, through and around Parramatta. (more…)

Heritage Festival 2018: May events

Heritage Festival 2018: May events

We’re hosting a series of activities, workshops, talks and displays for Australia’s largest festival and celebration of heritage and culture: the Australian Heritage Festival. The theme for the festival in 2018 is ‘My Culture, My Story’.
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Governors of New South Wales

Governors of New South Wales

Governors of New South Wales

The Governor is appointed by the Sovereign and is her representative in New South Wales. The Governor is the formal head of state in New South Wales. (more…)

World War One – Parramatta Soldier – Elmore Aubrey Gane

World War One – Parramatta Soldier – Elmore Aubrey Gane

Elmore was the son of Mrs Maude Gane of Guildford (Calliope Street), New South Wales, who was a 20 year old Telephonist when he joined the forces on 31 May 1916. He was serving with the 20 Infantry A.M.F. Unit at time of enrolment and was assigned immediately to the rank of Acting Corporal with the 53 Infantry Battalion, 7 Reinforcements.

He travelled to England onboard ʺAscaniusʺ disembarking at Devonport on 28 December 1916. He then attended the School of Musketry in Tidworth, England where he qualified 2nd class with a fair knowledge of the Lewis Machine Gun. He was transferred to the 1st Machine Gun Company and travelled to France via Folkstone and was taken on strength on 11 October 1917. In December 1917 he returned to hospital in England with trench feet where he stayed until returning to Australia on March 22 1918 to be discharged due to medical unfitness on 22 May 1918.

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Neera Sahni, Research Services Leader, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2018

References

The biographical information has been researched and compiled from the following resources:

 

John Paul – Blacksmith of Parramatta

John Paul – Blacksmith of Parramatta

The prosperity and growth across the eastern colonies which marked the years following the gold rushes of the 1850s was not sustained into the 1890s. In contrast, this decade was characterised by a sharp decrease in British investment in the colony leading to a banking crisis and the collapse of the Melbourne property market [1].

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Lunar New Year –  Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year –  Year of the Dog (Source: City of Parramatta)

The celebration of the Lunar New Year has long been part of the Parramatta region and community. Lunar New Year is one of Parramatta’s most popular annual events. On 16 February, Parramatta  will welcome the Year of the Dog. (more…)

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