Sydney's second European settlement, built on the land of the Burramattagal people, which became a successful farming settlement and later a thriving suburban hub.
Parramattaby Terry Kass, 2008
Named for its traditional owners, the Burramattagal, Parramatta was the site of the second European settlement in Sydney, and an early successful farm. Until the 1850s many governors preferred to live in Parramatta Government House. The railway arrived in 1857 and the town became prosperous, with its own suburbs by the 1870s, business and industrial districts, and large medical and educational institutions.