Parramatta Stories

The team at the City of Parramatta Heritage and Information Centre is continually adding new stories about people, places and events from Parramatta’s rich history.

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Parramatta Musical Comedy Company

Mr. Arthur J. Brown, a local identity and businessman, as well as the owner of AJ Brown Tiles, founded the Parramatta Musical Comedy Company with his wife Renee in 1950. Mr John Freeney, recalls how the company was a family affair for the Browns, with sisters Betty,...

The K13 Memorial – A Parramatta Man’s Story of Survival

At 304 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford is a small reserve containing a memorial to those officers and men of the Commonwealth who gave their lives in submarines while serving the cause of freedom. This memorial, named the "K13" memorial, is particularly dedicated to...

Parramatta Road Mural by Tom Thompson

Housed in the foyer of the old Parramatta Council Chambers building is an artwork significant for its relevance to Parramatta's history.  It was commissioned by Council to commemorate the opening of the new Council Chambers building in 1958 and the artist, Tom...

Linking South Granville and Auburn. The Wellington Road Bridge.

The Duck River for well over a century has acted as the boundary between Auburn and Granville. It was not just a line of demarcation but also an obstacle hindering the movement of people and traffic from one side to the other. A bridge at Parramatta Road was built as...

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