THE PARRAMATTA ‘TROPHY GUN’

Do you remember it?

Do you know what happened to it?

Do you have a photograph of it?

 

In 1921 the NSW War Trophies Commission accepted the request by Parramatta Council to award the people of Parramatta a captured field artillery piece.

The ‘trophy gun’ was received by the Council, placed temporarily beside the Town Hall and a public meeting was called to decide its final resting place. The suggestion accepted at the meeting was that it be placed in “…a portion of the flower plot at the Centennial Fountain.”

The only photograph to emerge, as yet, is the one nearby, taken c.1933 and shows what appears to be the ‘trophy gun’ in the grounds of Prince Alfred Park.

Where is it now? What happened to it?

Was it scrapped? Retrieved by the military in World War 2?

Can you help?

Contact the Local Studies Librarian on localstudies@parracity.nsw.gov.au


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