230-year-old history unearthed beneath Sydney Metro Parramatta
A team of archaeologists have unearthed a convict hut and historical artefacts that date as far back as 1792, during the start of work at Sydney Metro West’s Parramatta Station site.
The 230-year-old convict hut housed women just four years after the settlement of the new colony in the late 1700s.
The convict hut was uncovered along Church Street in Parramatta and experts are currently investigating its significance. The hut dates back to 1792 and will be fully excavated from the site to investigate it thoroughly.
The team that unearthed the treasured relics will continue their archaeological works at the site until mid-2023.
These discoveries mark the past meeting the future of Western Sydney, as Sydney Metro West will take customers from Greater Parramatta to the Sydney CBD in just 20 minutes.
Parramatta Station is one of nine new metro stations for the 24km Sydney Metro West line that will link Sydney’s two major CBDs. It will provide easy, efficient and accessible interchange with buses and Parramatta Light Rail.
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