5. Health and Justice

Parramatta Historical Walk

5. Health and Justice

Harris Park, New South Wales 2150, Australia

Created By: Free Hugs

Point of Interest Details

The first convict hospitals in Parramatta occupied this site by the river. Early hospitals were basic; a tent hospital was the first built and the conditions for the convicts were rough. So basic were the facilities in early Parramatta that the waste from this site drained into the town’s water supply.

At the Heritage Pavilions you can view significant archaeological items from the colonial era. Brislington and the old courthouse tower nearby stand as reminders of the city’s early days and mark the focus on order and justice in the early town. Today these city blocks erupt with impressive new structures in one of Australia’s largest legal precincts.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Parramatta Historical Walk


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