An impressive Georgian building overlooking a sweeping curve of the Parramatta River, the former Kings School dates from the early days of the NSW colony. The site was first used as an experimental farm to grow exotic fruit trees. In 1834 it was handed to the Anglican Church to establish the Kings School, the first large public boarding school providing secondary education in Australia.
The Dairy Cottage, built between 1798 – 1805, is one of the earliest surviving cottages in Australia. The Cottage is located in Parramatta Park, the whole Park being of State significance and on the State Heritage Register.
St Patrick’s Cathedral is the symbolic heart of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta – a dynamic centre of worship prayer, community and mission. Today an iconic physical landmark of the City of Parramatta skyline, the Foundation Stone for the St Patrick’s was laid more than 170 years ago, on St Patrick’s Day 1836.
If you haven’t been to Parramatta then you’re missing a lot. The historic spots, dining, entertainment, shopping and many more. Anyway, this is just a quick post to let you know what’s up ahead. We will do a tour and discover Parramatta on foot. Yes, that’s right, on foot.