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Encyclopedia > Parramatta
City of Parramatta
Geography
State: New South Wales
Region: Metropolitan Sydney
Area: 61 km²
Council seat: Parramatta
List of suburbs or localities
Demographics
Population:
- Density
148086
2427 / km²
Born in Australia: 56%
Aboriginal/
Torres Strait Islander origin:
0.8%
Government
Parramatta City Council
http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/
Mayor: David Borger
Federal electorates: Parramatta, Bennelong, Reid
State electorates: Parramatta, Epping, Granville, Wentworthville, Baulkham Hills, Riverstone

Parramatta is a city, suburb and Local Government Area in Sydney, Australia, 25 kilometres west of the central business district (CBD) in Western Sydney. Parramatta is approximately at the geographical centre of the Sydney urban area. Situated on the banks of Parramatta River, Parramatta is a major commercial and retail centre, widely regarded as Sydney's "second central business district". It is home to Westfield Shoppingtown Parramatta, the largest shopping centre in Australia. The Australian states and territories comprise the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... This is a list of regions in Australia that are not Australian states or territories. ... Sydney Harbour looking south from the vicinity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the CBD skyline; the Opera House is visible in the background on the left. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Australian Aborigines are the main indigenous people of Australia. ... Torres Strait Islanders are the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia. ... Maps of electoral Divisions The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member constituencies called Divisions. ... The Division of Parramatta is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. ... Bennelong is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. ... The Division of Reid is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. ... Riverstone is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. ... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... Sydney Harbour looking south from the vicinity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the CBD skyline; the Opera House is visible in the background on the left. ... Downtown Honolulu in Hawaii, United States, an example of an urban downtown district Central business district (CBD) and downtown are terms referring to the commercial heart of a city. ... Western Sydney is a very general, informal, term which is used to describe the western parts of the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. ... The Parramatta River is the main tributary of Sydney Harbour, along with the smaller Lane Cove and Duck Rivers. ... An entrance to a typical Westfield shopping centre Westfield in Chatswood, New South Wales Westfield, Miranda, Sydney Westfield, Belconnen, Australia The Westfield Group (ASX: WDC) is an Australian-owned company that owns shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ...

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History

European settlement at Parramatta was begun by Governor Arthur Phillip in November 1788, just nine months after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove. For a time in the early 1800s it was the seat of government of the colony of New South Wales (which at that time encompassed the eastern two-thirds of the Australian mainland). Afterwards the seat of government was moved back to Sydney, but the Governor's former residence, Old Government House, remains as an historic site and Museum and is Australia's oldest surviving public building. A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Admiral Arthur Phillip (1786 portrait by Francis Wheatley, National Portrait Gallery, London) Admiral Arthur Phillip (11 October 1738 – 31 August 1814) was a British naval officer, governor of the first European settlement in Australia and founder of the city of Sydney. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The First Fleet is the name given to the group of people and ships who sailed from England in May 1787 to establish the first European colony in New South Wales. ... Sydney Cove is a small bay on the southern shore of Port Jackson (commonly but incorrectly called Sydney Harbour), on the coast of the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ...


Parramatta is the site of Australia's oldest farmstead, Experiment Farm, which was owned by James Ruse, a First Fleet ex-convict considered to be the first successful (European style) farmer in Australia, the first official settler in Parramatta and the receiver of the first land grant. Experiment Farm Cottage is a tourist attraction based at the site of Experiment Farm, Australia’s first European farmstead, which was itself created by Australias first land grant. ... James Ruse the convict James Ruse (1759-1837), pioneer of agriculture in Australia, was born on a farm in Cornwall. ... The First Fleet is the name given to the group of people and ships who sailed from England in May 1787 to establish the first European colony in New South Wales. ...


The name Parramatta is derived from a local Aboriginal expression meaning "place of many eels". The area was at first named Rose Hill, later changing to the native name for the area. It is located at a portion of the nearby Parramatta River which was indeed a gathering place for native species of eel. The eel has been adopted as the symbol of the Parramatta Eels Rugby League club who compete in the prestigious NRL. Families Suborder Anguilloidei Anguillidae (freshwater eels) Heterenchelyidae Moringuidae (worm eels) Xenocongridae (false morays) Muraenidae (moray eels) Myrocongridae Suborder Nemichthyoidei Nemichthyidae (snipe eels) Serrivomeridae (sawtooth snipe eels) Cyemidae (bobtail snipe eels) Suborder Congroidei Congridae (congers) Muraenesocidae (conger pikes) Nettastomatidae (witch eels) Nessorhamphidae (duckbilled eels) Derichthyidae (neck eels) Ophichthidae (snake eels) Macrocephenchelyidae... The Parramatta Eels are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Rugby league is a team sport, played by teams of 13 players per side (usually plus 4 substitutes). ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is one of the most popular sporting competitions in Australia and, in recent times, New Zealand, consisting of fifteen teams playing Rugby League football against each other. ...


Landmarks

Lake Parramatta

Lake Parramatta is a 10 hectare reserve. The catchment area for the Lake is bounded by North Rocks Rd, Pennant Hills Rd and Hunts Creek. Enter from Lackey Street, North Parramatta. Lake Parramatta is a 10 hectare nature reserve. ...


Parramatta City Council

The Parramatta City Council as well as Parramatta itself is the local government body covering all or part of the following Sydney suburbs:

See also: Parramatta Rail Link Winston Hills Winston Hills is a suburb in Parramatta City Council, 28 kilometers North-West of Sydney, Australia. ... Toongabbie is a suburb in Sydney, Australia. ... Wentworthville is a suburb in Sydney, Australia. ... Northmead is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located about 28km north west of the Sydney CBD. The name of the suburb derives from its location as being the northern meadow of the Governors Domain, when the government of New South Wales was located at Parramatta, 5 km to the south. ... Granville is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, within the Parramatta Local Government Area. ... Rydalmere is a suburb of Sydney in the Parramatta City Council Local Government Area. ... Dundas is a suburb of Sydney in the Parramatta City Council Local Government Area. ... Carlingford Village Shopping Centre. ... // Location Eastwood (Postcode 2122, S33. ... Epping is a suburb in north-west Sydney, Australia, approximately 18-20km from the central business district. ... The Epping to Chatswood line (originally known as the Parramatta Rail Link) is a railway line under construction in the Northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ...


External links

  • Parramatta City Council
  • 2001 Census Information
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Parramatta, New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
Parramatta is a suburb in the City of Parramatta in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Parramatta is approximately at the geographical centre of the Sydney urban area.
Parramatta is the site of Australia's oldest farmstead, Experiment Farm, which was owned by James Ruse, a First Fleet ex-convict considered to be the first successful (European style) farmer in Australia, the first official settler in Parramatta and the receiver of the first land grant.
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