World-leading Westmead Hospital

World-leading Westmead Hospital

Aerial image of Westmead under construction, c. 1977 (Source: City of Parramatta Archives, ACC002/61/01)

In 2018, Westmead Hospital marks 40 years of service as a specialised tertiary referral hospital for the western Sydney area. Initially known as the Westmead Centre, the hospital was opened on 10 November 1978.[1]

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The Parramatta Hospitals

The Parramatta Hospitals

Staff at Parramatta District Hospital, c. 1890 (Source: City of Parramatta Council Local Studies Photograph Collection, LSP00098)

Background

It can be assumed that Principal Surgeon John White planned hospital facilities at the new settlement at Rose Hill in a similar way to those at Sydney Cove on the landing of the First Fleet.

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Sydney Science Festival Event: World-leading Westmead Hospital

Sydney Science Festival Event: World-leading Westmead Hospital

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Book on one of the another fascinating Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre events being held during the Sydney Science Festval via this link: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/living-community/sydney-science-festival-events

Join us on the evening of Weds 15 August for a fascinating journey through the past, present and future of cancer treatment at Westmead Hospital, the world-leading research and teaching hospital in Sydney’s West.

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Significant Aboriginal women: Maria Lock

Significant Aboriginal women: Maria Lock

Artist impression of Maria Lock. Maria’s Dilemma and the Darug Legacy, 2009, by Darug artist Leanne Tobin. Courtesy the artist. Photo Adam Hollingworth [3].

Maria, the daughter of Yarramundi ‘Chief of the Richmond Tribes’, belonged to the Boonooberongal clan of the Darug people [1].

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Significant Aboriginal women: Patyegarang

Significant Aboriginal women: Patyegarang

Image of a young Aboriginal woman, possibly Patyegarang [2].

Patyegarang was an Aboriginal woman living in the Sydney region at the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, who played a significant role in early contact between Aboriginal and British people.

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