This engaging series of short video biographies captures and brings to life the fascinating stories of some of Parramatta’s lesser-known characters. From a young Darug man caught between two cultures, to a talented migrant architect and an octogenarian dairy maid, these true tales shed a bright light on Parramatta's story from the beginnings of colonial times to present day Parramatta.
Teachers and students - these videos are produced considering learning outcomes in the NSW curricula for primary students - History – Stage 2: HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time. HT2-4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia. History – Stage 3: HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia. HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
We are very proud to release the first three videos in our series of Parramatta people
Baludarri - a Burramatagal man
James Houison - a migrant architect
Ann Gordon - Parramatta Female Factory Matron
Watch this space as additional stories are added to this series over the coming months.