Parramatta is located approximately 24 kilometres west of Sydney’s central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River with easy access to Sydney’s mobile storage facilities. The suburb has a population of about 280,000 whose median age is 32 years. 25% of the residents are Australian born with 30% born in India. Hinduism was the most practiced religion (29% of the population), 21% of the residents don’t follow any religion and only 12% are Catholics.
Parramatta was founded in 1788 and is the second oldest city in Australia. The British colonists who arrived on the First Fleet did not have enough food and needed to locate arable land to grow food to feed the 1000 arrivals. Parramatta was chosen because the river offered the freshwater necessary for farming. Governor Arthur Phillip granted James Ruse, a Cornish Farmer who arrived on the First Fleet land to start a farm. Ruse became the first person to successfully grow grain in Australia. Parramatta was also the location that pioneered the Australian wool industry.
On 26 September 1803, two criminals, one being Joseph Samuel, were driven in a cart to Parramatta where they were to be executed in the presence of hundreds of on-lookers. Nooses were fastened securely around their necks with the intention of executing them by strangulation. The other criminal was executed but Joseph Samuel’s rope snapped, and he dropped to his feet spraining an ankle. The executioner securely fastened a second noose around Joseph Samuel’s neck and attempted to hang him again but again the rope snapped. The executioner attached the noose around Samuel’s neck for the third time and again the rope snapped. The onlookers demanded that he should not be executed, and his sentence was commuted to a life in prison instead.
Transport: Trains, Buses and Ferries
Parramatta has several modes of transport including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. So, accessing this location and the conveniently located Sydney storage facilities is a breeze.
Parramatta railway station was relocated from Granville in 1860. It is serviced by Sydney Trains’ Cumberland Line (or the T5 route has 30 stops between Richmond and Leppington via Parramatta); the Inner West and Leppington Line (or the T2 route has 37 stops starting at the City and ending at Parramatta); and the North Shore and Western Line (or the T1 route connects Parramatta to several other lines).
The North-West T-way is a continuous series of bus-only lanes and bus roadways between Parramatta, Blacktown and Rouse Hill in Western Sydney, and The Liverpool–Parramatta T-way which plies between Parramatta and Liverpool in Western Sydney. Route M91 runs from Parramatta to Hurstville via Granville, Chester Hill, Yagoona, Bankstown, Padstow, Peakhurst and Penshurst.
Route M92 runs from Parramatta station to Sutherland via Lidcombe, Bankstown, Padstow and Menai. A free bus also links Parramatta Stadium to Parramatta railway station during major sporting events.
Sydney Ferries is the public transport ferry network that operates between Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River. Parramatta River ferry services connect suburbs along the Parramatta River in Sydney with Circular Quay.
The Parramatta Light Rail is currently under construction once in operation it will run from Westmead to Carlingford via the Western Sydney centre of Parramatta.
The City of Parramatta Council has a central library, with six branch libraries at Carlingford, Constitution Hill, Dundas Valley, Epping, Ermington and Wentworth Point as well as a heritage centre. A public swimming pool, five childcare centres and over ten community centres.
The heritage-listed Parramatta Town Hall was completed in 1883 and houses the original Council chamber meeting rooms as well as several function rooms. The suburb is located to several amenities including to Smartbox. Smartbox’s mobile storage units are convenient and affordable for anyone needing to access extra storage space quickly.
Schools and Universities
Parramatta has several primary and secondary schools. Arthur Phillip High School being the oldest school in the district. Parramatta High School established in 1913 was the first co-educational school in Sydney’s metropolitan area. Our Lady of Mercy College is the oldest Catholic school in Australia. Then there are the MacArthur Girls High School, Parramatta Public School, Parramatta East Public School, Parramatta West Public School and St Patrick’s Primary School.
Universities include the University of New England, the Western Sydney University (four campuses), and a vocational college the Alphacrucis College.
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