Join our researchers for a series of compelling talks – Death Rites – which will be held during History Week, 1 – 9 September, 2018 at Parramatta Library.
Cyril Farrell, prior to enlisting worked as a Clerk and served in the 43 and 20 Battalions, for one year as a Senior Cadet. (more…)
7466 Private Alfred Victor Creed, copy from Parramatta Soldiers, Cumberland Argus, 1920
The Red Gum Walk sign, Boronia Park, Epping, 1952. Source: City of Parramatta Council Archives
In the dappled sunlight of Boronia Park in Epping, a mysterious and forlorn sign stands by an avenue of trees.
Private Bart Della-Valle, the third eldest son of Mr. B. Della Valle, formerly of Wetherill Park and inspector for the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board,
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.
Staff at Parramatta District Hospital, c. 1890 (Source: City of Parramatta Council Local Studies Photograph Collection, LSP00098)
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.
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.
Artist impression of Maria Lock. Maria’s Dilemma and the Darug Legacy, 2009, by Darug artist Leanne Tobin. Courtesy the artist. Photo Adam Hollingworth .
Maria, the daughter of Yarramundi ‘Chief of the Richmond Tribes’, belonged to the Boonooberongal clan of the Darug people .
Image of a young Aboriginal woman, possibly Patyegarang .
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.