The People of Parra Park
An amalgamation of cultures, humans in harmony with nature
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, spring in full bloom! I was new to Parramatta and on a walk to explore the place. Walking by the riverside, I crossed O'Connell Street and oh my God! What do I see?! Lush greenery, birds, ducks and fish!
An amalgamation of cultures, humans in harmony with nature. Anzac Day, Christmas, the list goes on. Of course 'Symphony under the Stars' and audiences lying on their picnic rugs with wine and food. It is quite tranquil, connecting to our true selves and rejuvenating the soul.
The Burramatta NAIDOC celebrations opened me to the unique and compelling history that 'the place where the eels lie' exhibits. The rich Darug culture, the coming of the British, the settlement, the good and the not so good…
The Old Government house tours have been very close to my heart. It feels like time has stopped and past unites with the present, and I realise how far we have travelled as a race.
Parramatta Park is a routine now, a daily run and a coffee at the cosy cafes. It’s been two years and Parra and the park is home. Parramatta Park is a thing of beauty and a reminder that times change but the good prevails.
Namita M, 2016