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History in Parramatta
Friday , 19th June 2020
A day full of history in our own backyard (well almost). With a visit to Parramatta, the second oldest area of the convict settlement, the district was settled in 1788.
This morning we visit the first home of John and Elizabeth Macarthur, a house they built in 1793 long before they resettled in our local area. Thus, proving that the citizens of Sydney have long known the benefits of “rural” living.
After a quick cuppa on the old veranda we will be escorted on a guided tour through the old homestead and marvel at how tough things were in those days long gone by.  A short trip across the railway line to a very popular “all you can eat” buffet lunch  at Granville Diggers, this venue allows us the choice of selecting


our personal food preferences.
After lunch we return to Parramatta for a guided tour of the Old Government House situated in Parramatta Park. This time we explore the building that was for a considerable length of time the most important building in the Colony.
Constructed early in the 19th century, it became the prime residence for the Colonial Governor from a time when Lachlan Macquarie was the Governor of New South Wales. The building continued in use for many years.
Full of knowledge of our colonial history we return home.

Departs; Rear of shopping centre, Elyard St. Narellan @ 8.30am
Cost; Members, $60.00 Guests $65.00
Includes; Coach transport, Entries, Morning Tea & Lunch
Payment; In full 5th June (Club Meeting)                                                                                                                     Printed 12.11.2019