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The Parramatta Hospitals

The Parramatta Hospitals

Staff at Parramatta District Hospital, c. 1890 (Source: City of Parramatta Council Local Studies Photograph Collection, LSP00098)

Background

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.

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Dr Sydney Evan Jones: Mental health pioneer

Dr Sydney Evan Jones: Mental health pioneer

Portrait of Sydney Evan Jones as a medical student, c.1910. Source: Friends of Mays Hill Cemetery Photograph Collection

The ground-breaking career of Dr Sydney Evan Jones (1887-1948), one of Australia’s earliest psychiatrists and doctor on Sir Douglas Mawson’s expedition to the Antarctic, has strong connections to the Parramatta area. Parramatta is also Dr Jones’s final resting place.

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Waves of People

Waves of People Parramatta has a unique identity as a gathering place for many different cultures. It is the place where Aboriginal peoples lived through periods of intense change, including a period of colonization and massive disruption. As Australia’s first inland...
The Dairy Cottage- Parramatta

The Dairy Cottage- Parramatta

Dairy Cottage, Parramatta Park. View of front exterior of single storey building, ca. 1950s. Local Studies Photograph Collection/Local Studies Library.

The Dairy Cottage in Parramatta Park is of significance on many levels. The cottage is one (more…)

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