from hip to historic

Parramatta is in a state of construction - an evolutionary period where progress is imprecise but definitely 'on the upward move'. Construction surges - towering and proud - into the blue sky over Macquarie and George Streets and along the riverfront on Church Street at Lennox Bridge.



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NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTING: PARRAMATTA FEMALE FACTORY LISTING ANNOUNCED TODAY BY MINISTER JOSH FRYDENBERG. The Factory was established in 1818 and almost 9000 women performed hard labour there from 1821 to 1848. Society viewed infractions by women by much harsher standards and through religious eyes, these women were to blame and could not be rehabilited.  national heritage listing for the female factory

PARRAMATTA CHRISTMAS, 18 NOVEMBER 2017, DREAMERS MARKETi @RIVERSIDE THEATRE COURTYARD. Artisans "Handmade in Australia" 9am - 2:30pm. Art, Textiles, jewellery all Australian made.

PARRAMATTA PARK MUSIC Ft,ESTIVAL, ' THE PLOT' 18 NOVEMBER. Performing on multiple stages, kick-off at 12:30pm with the most fantastic break-through musicians of Sydney. Follow the signs! Tickets on sale Link to the lineup? ttp://

PARRAVISION 2018. 11 DECEMBER FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED and will perform on Australia Day 26 January, Parramatta Park's Parravision 2018.Sun

LANCERS BARRACK, WW2 RESTORED MATILDA MILITARY TANK ON DISPLAY, Sundays 19, 26 November & 3 December. Talk with the restoration team. 10am - 4pm. fee.

2017 TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, 30 NOVEMBER, 5PM-9PM, Food, music, entertainment in Centenary Square, Parramatta Town Hall. Great family event.

PHILLIP RUDDOCK HERITAGE CENTRE, MACQUARIE & MARSDEN STREETS, Skye Hotel. Open Monday - Saturday 10 - 11:30, 2:30 - 4pm. School groups must book.   .   The Centre exhibits archaeological findings of a convict hut and the cellar of an Inn unearthed during excavations.  The Centre is a new addition to the collection of discovered colonial exhibits around Parramatta.  The Heritage Courtyard (norh George Street) hidden between the Justice Centre complex houses the archaeological remains of the 1790 hospital.  Enjoy exploring the many archaeological findings from this site.

PARRAMATTA PARK:  Tours of the Dairy and Rangers Cottage are offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11.00am and 12.00pm. Plan to see our recently restored historic cottage in Parramatta Park.

PARRAMATTA LAKE: Warmer weather brings out rowboats, pedalboats, canoes and standup paddle boards.-- all water going paraphanelia.  No bookings required, just show up . Life jackets required for kids under 12 (cost is included in the cost of hire). Spring & Summer hours: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am-5pm.