Parramatta's ANZAC Heritage

By Amelia Hanslow

Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre website have collated a very special selection of historical documents, photos and in-depth articles from a range of experts on the local ANZAC experience.

Deepen your understanding of the war and how it affected men and women in the greater Parramatta area by exploring extensive archives. Discover the lives of the men and women who went to war: from the tireless work of Australian women who travelled overseas to nurse the wounded and work behind the lines in support, to the harrowing Fromelles campaign and of course, the doomed landing at Gallipoli.

There is special attention paid to the role of individual Parramatta men and women, such as Private Henry James Robinson, who after enlisting and beginning his military career in Marseilles was admitted to hospital and returned to service four times, before being killed in action in Belgium.

Be inspired by this unique collection online at the Parramatta Heritage and Visitors Centre and understand the links our region has to that pivotal point in time.

Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are advised that the above link contains images, names and stories of deceased peoples.