THE "Cumberland Argus" was purchased from Messrs. Little and Richardson in December, 1919, by the present proprietor, Mr. L. S. Phillips, who has effected to many improvements that it is now freely conceded that this paper is one of the most up-to-date in the ...Article : 1,506 words
The movement to erect a church of England on the north side of the river began in 1844. In an old newspaper, now forgotten by Parramatta folk—"The Parramatta Chronicle"—instalments of the "Life of ...Article : 920 words
The first Protestant service held in Parramatta, excepting the Church of England services, was conducted by a Congregational minister, and the first Protestant place of worship opened, excepting St. ...Article : 468 words
Among the eminent Presbyterian ministers who visited Parramatta to attend to the spiritual needs of their brethren before St. Andrew's was built were Dr. McGarvie and Dr. Lang. The congregation ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 834 words
In 1850 there was only one Baptist Church in Australia. That was in Bathurst-street, Sydney. Obviously, individual Baptists throughout the Colony could not attend divine service there, and most of them ...Article : 356 words
Present day residents of Parramatta will not regret the, absence of the slaughter houses which were to be found along the river as far back as the early twenties. ...Article : 75 words
In the good (or bad) old days a minor form of punishment was to clap the offender into the stocks. Drunkards were punished in this way. Their feet were fastened in the device and they sat on a low ...Article : 94 words
One of the famous inns of earlier days was the "Red Cow," which stood in George-street, Parramatta, on the site now occupied by the Commercial Bank. Some 70 years ago it was a most popular ...Article : 64 words
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 3 words
BATH HOUSE OF EARLY GOVERNORS. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 5 words
In these days of the high cost of living it may be of interest to examine the price of foodstuffs in the 'forties. The following is a list of prices of goods sold at the Parramatta Market in February, 1844:—Oranges, 8d. per ...Article : 87 words
The late Cardinal Moran in 1888 established in Parramatta the Sisters of Mercy Caledon,. Ireland, who took charge of St. Patrick's School for girls. In I889 a High School was commenced, and in 1893 Our ...Article : 67 words
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