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Historic Parramatta images auctioned in Australia’s most significant photographic collection

THE Rose Stereograph Company Collection: one of Australia’s most significant photographic collections dating back to 1880, comprising more than 100,000 items is being auctioned featuring local iconic photos of Parramatta. The collection features moments captured in time featuring original images of St. Johns Church, Town Hall, Kings School and even Park Gates, along with many …

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Parramatta’s Albion Hotel will soon call for last drinks

THE Albion Hotel, once known as Annie’s (down by the Gasworks Bridge) is due to be replaced with two 51 storey, multi-story apartment buildings, with a token wine bar. This location was the heartland of the river shipping trade in the 1800s and many Inns flourished. William Sherwin (1763 – 1822) arrived on the ship …

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MY CRADLE CITY DREAM IN 2030: Parramatta the place to be

Local historian  Gary John Carter, a little tongue in cheek, dreams about Parramatta’s future. DATELINE July 2030: Destination NSW has listed Parramatta as one of the premier tourist attractors in the State. It has a mountain of Heritage business success stories and tourist activities that have made Parramatta the place to be and visit in …

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Early days of Parramatta pubs: Baker’s Arms and surrounds

 PUBS have always been a big part of Parramatta, from its early days of development through to the thriving city it is today. Local historian Gary J Carter shares some interesting stories from his book About that Shout, available from Parramatta City Council Heritage Centre in Church St Baker’s Arms and surrounds In 1847, Thomas Blake …

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