Step back to the colonial days in Parramatta this Australia Day

Brislington volunteers were awarded the City of Parramatta Volunteers of the Year 2017 on Australia Day 2018.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is inviting community members to take a step back in time and learn about Parramatta’s colonial history by visiting Brislington House this Australia Day.

Brislington House is one of NSW’s oldest medical and nursing museums.

It was built and constructed in 1821 for ex-convict John Hodges using money won in a card game at the nearby Woolpack Inn.

Brislington House in Parramatta. Photo courtesy TripAdvisor.

Visitors can see photographs, memorabilia of Parramatta medical and nursing staff dating back to 1880s as well as books, surgical and nursing equipment used in the eighteenth century.

Brislington House is owned by WSLHD.  It is staffed by volunteers and is located at the corner of George and Marden Streets, Parramatta.

The museum will be open on Australia Day from 9.30am – 4pm. Groups are welcome by appointment and a gold coin donation from visitors is appreciated. 

For more information, call 4751 4360 or 9635 7154.