Museum and Art Collections

paintings, engravings, archaeology, objects of local significance

Archaeology Collections

since 1990 the museum has been the most significant repository for objects identified as a result of local archaeological digs

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Social History

our objects and ephemera represent some great changes in Parramatta from an early Colonial town, through two World Wars, the development of industry, and the following waves of migration that make up today’s culturally diverse community.

Art Works

prints, canvases, aboriginal art, colonial portraits

Posts from the Museum and Art Collections

The Parramatta Soldiers’ Hut

The Parramatta Soldiers’ Hut

“The Hut” by Nell Gawthorne, held in the City of Parramatta Cultural Collections Artwork Collection (Acc no. 2006.175) During World War Two, community organisations and local councils across Australia were instrumental in providing recreational opportunities in...

New Acquisition – An etching of The Woolpack Inn

New Acquisition – An etching of The Woolpack Inn

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. This etching was completed in 1939 by Geoffrey C Ingleton who was a well-known naval historian, writer,...

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