Parramatta was proclaimed a municipality under the Municipalities Act of 1858 on the 27th November, 1861. This year, the 27th November will mark the 160th anniversary of the proclamation and the beginnings of local government in Parramatta.
Here, we'll dig into the records from our Archives and Local Studies Library collections that explore the development of local government in the Parramatta area.
Please click on the links below to read our stories and enjoy our pictorial history.
If you would like to further explore our Archives, our collection database can be searched online here.