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  2. JAMES RUSE

    It hardly seems necessary to state that Parramatta is the spot where the two great primary industries of Australia—wheat growing and wool growing—had their humble beginnings. The pioneer of the former ...

    Article : 430 words
  3. HISTORIC ST. JOHN'S CHURCH

    The history of the Anglican Church in Parramatta has its commencement practically with the foundation of the town. The first chaplain, Rev. Richard Johnson, held services in the open-air and later in a ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 703 words
  4. When Governor's Wife Was Killed

    Just inside the mains entrance to Parramatta Park is an obelisk which marks the spot where Lady Mary Fitzroy, wife of Sir Charles Fitzroy, former Governor of New South Wales, received fatal injuries in a ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 194 words
  5. THE FIRST SETTLEMENT

    The country around the site of the town of Parramatta was discovered by Governor Phillip and a party of explorers during a journey which began on April 28, 1788. On the 24th April, Clay Cliff Creek was ...

    Article : 898 words
  6. PROGRESS OF EDUCATION

    Over eighty years have passed since the foundation of State education was laid in Parramatta. When the National School first came into operation in Ross-street, Parramatta, at the end of 1851 or the ...

    Article : 667 words
  7. Old Government House

    One of the chief places of historical interest in Parramatta is Old Government House, standing on an eminense in the Park, overlooking the river. This site was chosen by Governor Phillip, who in 1790 ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 516 words
  8. GOVERNOR BRISBANE'S OBSERVATORY

    An obelisk in Parramatta Park, near Old Government House, marks the site of the observatory built by Sir Thomas Brisbane during his term as Governor (1821-25). He was keenly interested in astronomy, ...

    Article : 108 words
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