Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site

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Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site
Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site is located in New South Wales
Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site
Location of Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site in New South Wales
Location Marsden Street, Parramatta, City of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°48′44″S 151°00′08″E / 33.8121°S 151.0021°E / -33.8121; 151.0021Coordinates: 33°48′44″S 151°00′08″E / 33.8121°S 151.0021°E / -33.8121; 151.0021
Built 1818–
Official name: Parramatta District Hospital - Archaeology; Archaeological Site potential - Parramatta District Hospital ; Parramatta Justice Precinct
Type state heritage (archaeological-terrestrial)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 828
Type Hospital
Category Health Services

Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site is a heritage-listed archaeological site at Marsden Street, Parramatta, City of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]


It includes remains of the second convict hospital (1792-1818) and John Watts' third convict hospital (1818-1844), as well as other remains such as a convict hut, surgeon's residence and associated artefacts.[1][2]

It was excavated in the 2000s as part of the Parramatta Justice Precinct development. The archaeological remains were incorporated into a new courtyard as part of the new development. Two pavilions were established to house exhibits and interpretation panels, and other aspects of the site were capped with a protective slab. The project won an AIA Award for heritage work in 2008.[1][2]

Heritage listing

The Parramatta Hospital Archaeological Site was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. It is of historical and archaeological significance as a record of convict settlement of the site dating back to 1790. This site is one of the first settled urban sites in Australia.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Parramatta District Hospital - Archaeology". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00828. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary Results: Archaeological Investigation: Parramatta Justice Precinct" (PDF). Casey & Lowe Archaeology and Heritage. Retrieved 28 August 2018.


  • International Conservation Services. (2007). Parramatta Justice Precinct : heritage courtyard final interpretation strategy.
  • Schwager, Brooks & Partners Pty Ltd (1992). Department of Health - s170 Register.


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