Reminder – Guest Speaker

Lyn Fergusson will be at our museum on Saturday, 4th February and 2:00 pm to speak about “FitzRoy:  Beyond the Rumours”.  More information under “Upcoming Events” in the sidebar. Please make a note of the date and come along.  These talks are always po … Continue reading “Reminder – Guest Speaker”

Have you visited our Museum?

Even if you have it would be good to come again to see our new displays. We have several new exhibitions showcasing some of our various collections. Part of our Photography Display Of special local interest is our celebration of the 200th Anniversary o … Continue reading “Have you visited our Museum?”

Calling all Sporting Clubs in our Area

We Need Your Help Our museum is seeking donations of items from the various sporting clubs or associationsin the area, or from members (past and present) of such organisations, to augment our sports displays. We are particularly interested in uniforms, … Continue reading “Calling all Sporting Clubs in our Area”

Wellbank – the haunted house of the Flavelles

This story is about a childhood memory of a haunted house. It’s a memory associated with my grandparents who lived in Davidson Avenue, Concord from about 1939 until their deaths in the 1960s. They were the best grandparents any kid could wish for. Betw … Continue reading “Wellbank – the haunted house of the Flavelles”

Crossing the Parramatta River (part 1)

As we board the Rivercat for the CBD, we take for granted the old boatshed on our left. As we cast our critical eye over this building, we are oblivious of its history in the early development of our nation. The earliest resident is believed to be Alfr … Continue reading “Crossing the Parramatta River (part 1)”

Lady Mary FitzRoy Monument

Just inside the main entrance to Parramatta Park is an obelisk which marks the spot where Lady Mary Fitzroy, wife of Sir Charles Fitzroy, former Governor of New South Wales, received fatal injuries in a driving accident on December 7, 1847. The Governo … Continue reading “Lady Mary FitzRoy Monument”

Fernville Lord Digby at the Museum

Visit our museum to meet our life-size replica. The Old English Sheepdog is the brand mascot for Dulux paint. The dog was first introduced in advertising campaigns in 1961. Since then they have been a constant and highly popular feature of Dulux televi … Continue reading “Fernville Lord Digby at the Museum”