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Quick facts

Parramatta is a suburb and major commercial centre in Greater Western Sydney, located in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

History of Parramatta

Parramatta was founded in 1788, the same year as Sydney. As such, Parramatta is the second oldest city in Australia, being only 10 months younger than Sydney.

The British Colonists, who had arrived in January 1788 on the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, had only enough food to support themselves for a short time and the soil around Sydney Cove proved too poor to grow the amount of food that 1,000 convicts, soldiers, and administrators needed to survive.

During 1788, Governor Arthur Phillip had reconnoitered several places before choosing Parramatta as the most likely place for a successful large farm. Parramatta was the furthest navigable point inland on the Parramatta River (i.e. furthest from the thin, sandy coastal soil) and also the point at which the river became freshwater and therefore useful for farming.

 

On Sunday 2 November 1788, Governor Phillip took a detachment of marines along with a surveyor and, in boats, made his way upriver to a location that he called The Crescent, a defensible hill curved round a river bend, now in Parramatta Park. As a settlement developed, Governor Phillip gave it the name “Rose Hill” after British politician George Rose.

On 4 June 1791, Phillip changed the name of the township to Parramatta, approximating the term used by the local Aboriginal people. A neighboring suburb acquired the name “Rose Hill”, which today is spelled “Rosehill

Streets of Parramatta

Church Street is home to many shops and restaurants. The northern end of Church Street, close to Lennox Bridge, features al fresco dining with a diverse range of cuisines. Immediately south of the CBD Church Street is known across Sydney as ‘Auto Alley for the many car dealerships lining both sides of the street as far as the M4 Motorway.

 

Since 2000, Parramatta has seen the consolidation of its role as a government center, with the relocation of agencies such as the New South Wales Police Force Headquarters and the Sydney Water Corporation from Sydney CBD.

At the same time, major construction work occurred around the railway station with the expansion of Westfield Shoppingtown and the creation of a new transport interchange. The western part of the Parramatta CBD is known as the Parramatta Justice Precinct and houses the corporate headquarters of the New South Wales Department of Attorney General and Justice.

Other legal offices include the Children’s Court of New South Wales and the Sydney West Trial Courts, Legal Aid Commission of NSW, Office of Trustee and Guardian (formerly the Office of the Protective Commissioner), NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as a branch of the Family Court. Nearby on Marsden Street is the Parramatta Courthouse and the Drug Court of New South Wales.

The Garfield Barwick Commonwealth Law Courts Building (named in honor of Sir Garfield Barwick), houses courts of the Federal Magistrates Court and the Family Court of Australia. The NSW Government has also announced plans to secure up to 45,000m2 of new A-grade leased office space in Parramatta to relocate a further 4,000 workers from the Sydney CBD.

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Commbank Stadium

The Parramatta Stadium is a rectangular stadium located in the western part of the Parramatta CBD, adjacent to the Sydney West Rail Line. The stadium is used primarily for rugby union matches and is the home ground of the Parramatta Eels rugby league club. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people and was opened in 1998.

 

Western Sydney Stadium, commercially known as CommBank Stadium, is a multi-purpose rectangular stadium located in Parramatta, within the Greater Western Sydney region, approximately 24 km west of Sydney City Centre.

Hotels to stay while in Parramatta

If you’re looking for a place to stay while in Parramatta, there are a few options available. The Quality Inn & Suites Parramatta has a range of rooms and amenities to suit your needs. Another option is the Crowne Plaza Parramatta, which is closer to the city center and has a range of rooms, including some that come with a view. If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s more affordable, the Ramada Parramatta Hotel offers a range of rooms at different prices, as well as free Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Shopping in Parramatta

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, Parramatta has plenty of options. You can find everything from high-end boutiques to trendy clothing shops. There are also plenty of food options, from casual cafes to fine-dining establishments. If you need to get somewhere fast, consider using a taxi cab service,  

 

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Eating Out In Parramatta

If you’re looking for a delicious meal out in Parramatta, there are plenty of options to choose from. From cafes to restaurants, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for something specific, try checking out the local menus online or calling ahead to book a table. Restaurant .

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Eating Out In Harris Park

Harris Park has been called Little India. But it is more than that. A suburb of Parramatta, it is steeped in history, and if you enjoy Indian food, quite the place to visit.

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What to do in Parramatta at Night

Check out the Barry Wilde Bridge on Parramatta River. The bridge opened in 2012, and while it is a pretty enough water feature during the day, it comes alive at night when an LED light show runs on the half-hour.

Riverside Theatre – A diverse program makes Riverside a great venue to keep on your radar. Everything from comedy to ballet and mostly at affordable prices.

Bankwest Stadium – If the Eels (NRL) are playing, Bankwest Stadium’s atmosphere makes for a great night out, whether you love NRL or not.

Dine on Eat Street – Church Street Parramatta is affectionately known as Eat Street and home to dozens of restaurants and cafes.

Do a Pub Crawl – You can cover four pubs in an easy flat 2,5km loop that starts just near the station.

Start at The Commerical in Hassell Street, where you can enjoy unpasteurised draught from their fresh beer tanks and a cheap $14 dinner in the beer garden. Happy hour runs Monday to Friday from 5 pm-7 pm.

Many notable Australians who have contributed to Australian culture and society have lived or were educated in Parramatta.

 

  • -Keith Agget (1931–2017), rugby league player
  • -Bernie Banton (1946–2007), builder and social justice campaigner
  • -Richie Benaud (1930–2015), cricketer and commentator
  • -Allan Cunningham (1791–1839), explorer and botanist
  • -Greg Dyer (born 1959), cricketer
  • -Gerry Hazlitt (1888–1915), cricketer
  • -Paul Hogan (born 1940), comedian and actor
  • -Harry Hopman (1906–1985), a tennis player
  • -David Lennox (1788–1873), colonial bridge builder
  • -John Lewin (1770–1819), first professional artist in New South Wales
  • -Bruce Mann (1926–2007), rugby league player
  • -George McIver (1859–1945), science fiction writer
  • -Rev. Samuel Marsden (1765–1838), known as the “flogging parson”
  • -Mary Cover Hassall (1799–1825), Methodist missionary to Tonga Island
  • -Dowell Philip O’Reilly (1865–1923), poet and politician
  • -J. C. Wharton (1853–1929), editor of Parramatta Times (defunct) and a local history