Today marks 160 years since the first railway officially opened in New South Wales on 26 September 1855 between Sydney and Parramatta. As the North West Rail Link (now called Sydney Metro Northwest) continues to be constructed by the NSW Government in 2015, providing much-needed public transport, NSW's first railway to Parramatta wasn't for commuters but the first step in a line destined for Bathurst and Goulburn.
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It was gold rush day at my daughter’s school. One of the most exciting days of her year – damper making, tent building and gold panning – all without even leaving the playground. The most exciting part though was the chance to dress up.
Last week I started work on a collection of objects relating the period of the Australian Gold Rush and one of the objects was a porcelain medical jar made by S. Maws and Sons between 1860 and 1870.