SIGNAGE – Year of the pig (Source: Anne Tsang)
Lunar New Year in Parramatta. Photo by Jay La Photography
(Source: City of Parramatta)
The celebration of the Lunar New Year has long been part of the Parramatta region and community. It is one of Parramatta’s most popular annual events. (more…)
The Centennial Memorial Fountain in Centenary Square, Parramatta, 2017 (Source: Anna Namuren)
Devices have been used to measure the concept of time for thousands of years – from the tracking of the sun by obelisks and dials, to the use of hourglasses and waterclocks, through to the development of mechanical and, later, digital time-pieces.
The Heritage Centre recently acquired a richly detailed etching depicting an afternoon lawn bowling game at one of Parramatta’s oldest pubs – the Woolpack Hotel. (more…)
It is reasonably common for Mayors and Lord Mayors in Australia to adopt the tradition of wearing the robes of office on special occasions such as formal functions, Council meetings and Citizenship ceremonies.
An English tradition dating back to the 1300s, (more…)
Joseph Cook, Image from National Library of Australia
The End of World War One – Parramatta was involved with the signing of the Peace Treaty at Versailles at the end of the war. (more…)
‘Babes in the Wood’ was the name originally given to a timber hut that was built by convicts in 1790.
St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Parramatta. Photograph by Caroline Finlay, City of Parramatta.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, was founded by Jesus Christ. It is the largest Christian Church in the world and one of the most important institutions in the history of Western civilization. (more…)
India played a significant part in World War One. The normal annual recruitment for the Indian army was 15,000 men, during the course of the war over 800,000 men volunteered for the army and more than 400,000 volunteered for non-combatant roles. In total almost 1.3 million men had volunteered for service by 1918. (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 endeavour on which they were about to embark. Sadly, many of these soldiers, sailors, airmen, medical support staff and nurses didn’t make it home. (more…)