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History Of Parramatta
Transcript of History Of Parramatta
The river has always been a symbol of the area, it has also drawn the European settlers who regonised a grand settlement in 1788; the city's heritage sites tell the stories of struggle and survival.
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Parramatta has always been a meeting place
Today Parramatta is a lively city, a hub of dinings, shopping, business and entertainment where people come together to enjoy a uniuqe cultural life that is both proud of its past, and excited about its future
The meeting of the salt and the fresh water clans of the Darug together. The Darug people are the area's first inhabitants. They have been the traditional keepers for over 40,000 years.
The Aborigines pronounced parramatta as 'Burramatta' .
The head of the Parramatta River was the Burramatta clan, whose name means
The Aborigines pronouced Parramatta as 'Burramatta'. The head of the Parramatta River was the Burramatta clan, whose name means 'where the eels lies down', from which the name of the city was copied.