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Parramatta Heritage And Visitor Information Centre

346A Church Street

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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On this fascinating walk, discover how developments in scientific and medical knowledge have influenced the treatment and survival of patients from colonial days to the current time.

Join us as we time-travel through the evolution of Australian medicine, from colonial times - when the convict hospital caused more illness than it cured - to the cutting-edge treatments of today. Discover how developments in scientific and medical knowledge have influenced the treatment of patients and their ailments since pre-settlement, and the early days of the colony, through to the current time.

There is evidence that in pre-colonial times Parramatta was a gathering place for Aboriginal people, where ideas and techniques would have been exchanged and discussed. Then, as the settlement grew to become the centre of governance throughout much of the colonial period, Parramatta became home to a range of colonial medical institutions. In more recent times Parramatta District Hospital became a centre for medical innovation and excellence, with the opening of Australia’s first dedicated Cardiac Fitness and Rehabilitation Auxiliary. In between there were some decidedly odd developments!

This walking tour will visit Aboriginal lands, along with the sites of the Colonial Hospital, Estella Private (Maternity) Hospital and the Parramatta District Hospital.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water, snack and a hat.


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