Rosehill – A Brief History

Rosehill – A Brief History

Aerial photo of the Rosehill area in 1943 showing the predominantly industrial landuse to the east, the racecourse in the centre and residential areas in the west. Source: Six Maps

The suburb of Rosehill lies south-west of the Parramatta CBD and is bounded by Grand Avenue, Camellia in the north, Duck River on the south-west, (more…)

Clyde – A Brief History

Clyde – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of the Clyde area dated 1943 showing combined landuse of residential and industrial zones.  Source: Six maps

A small industrial suburb to the south-east of Parramatta CBD and adjacent to Granville, Clyde is bounded by Duck Creek to the north and west and the Duck River (more…)

Camellia – A Brief History

Camellia – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Camellia. Source: Six Maps

The suburb of Camellia is an industrial suburb on the south bank of the Parramatta River, east of the Parramatta CBD. It is part of the Rosehill Ward of the City of Parramatta. (more…)

1914-1919 Roll of Honor

1914-1919 Roll of Honor

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 endeavour on which they were about to embark. (more…)

Blenheim House, Carlingford

Blenheim House, Carlingford

In April 1932, Frederick Charles Cox, Parramatta’s oldest resident, died at his house in Carlingford. He was born on 23 February, 1838, and spent the first years of his life in ‘Honiton House’ (more…)

“The Manse”, 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta

“The Manse”, 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta

West side of 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta. (Source: Anne Tsang, 2017).

On the evening of Wednesday 15 November 1893 the Scottish Reverend John Paterson (1860-1949) was ordained into St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Parramatta as the new minister.[1] Back then, this Scot’s church was still located on the present 215-217 Church Street, Parramatta – the former Government Savings Bank of New South Wales (built in 1927).[2]

Around 1895-1897, a new manse was built for Reverend Paterson and his family.[3] (more…)

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…)

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