Granville – A Brief History

Granville – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Granville. Source: Six Maps

The suburb of Granville lies south of the Parramatta Central Business District and approximately 3 kilometres south by west of Dundas.  A small area of the suburb bounded by the railway line, A’Beckett’s Creek, (more…)

Ermington – A Brief History

Ermington – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Ermington 1943. Source: Six Maps

Ermington is a residential suburb located on the northern bank of the Parramatta River and is to the east of the Parramatta CBD. It is part of the Dundas Ward of the City of Parramatta. (more…)

Helles Memorial and Indian Soldiers

Helles Memorial and Indian Soldiers

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 (more…)

Parramatta – A Brief History

Parramatta – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Paramatta. Source: Six Maps

For over 60,000 years, the area comprising present day Parramatta has been occupied by the Burramattagal people, a clan of the Darug, who first settled along the upper reaches of the Parramatta River. (more…)

Wentworth Point – A Brief History

Wentworth Point – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Wentworth Point, today and in 1943 (Source: Six Maps)

Wentworth Point is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Parramatta. (more…)

Lidcombe – A Brief History

Lidcombe – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Lidcombe (Source: Six Maps)

Few towns have enjoyed as many names during the course of their existence as the present township of Lidcombe. Originally, it was Haslem’s Creek (1859), (more…)

Newington – A Brief History

Newington – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Newington (Source: Six Maps)

Newington is a suburb of Sydney, It is 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of City of Parramatta. (more…)

Melrose Park – A Brief History

Melrose Park – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Melrose Park. Source: Six Maps

Melrose Park is located on the northern bank of the Parramatta River, between Victoria Road and the Parramatta River. It is part of the Rosehill Ward. Melrose Park is shared between (more…)

Lunar New Year – Year of the Rat

Lunar New Year – Year of the Rat

Recent years of the rat are: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912, 1900.

2020 is the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac and this year will be the Year of Metal Rat, starting from the 2020 Chinese New Year on 25 January 2020 until the 2021 Lunar New Year’s Eve on 11 February 2021. (more…)

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