Sawbones to SpecialistsParramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

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Sawbones to Specialists

Join us as we time-travel through the evolution of Australian medicine, from colonial times to the cutting-edge treatments of today

Discover how advances in scientific and medical knowledge have influenced the treatment of patients and their ailments since pre-settlement, and the early days of the colony, through to the current time. Along the way there were some decidedly odd developments!

This walking tour includes a variety of significant sites including Aboriginal lands, the sites of the Colonial Hospitals, the George Street and Macquarie Street Asylums and the Parramatta District Hospital. It concludes outside Brislington Nursing Museum.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water, snack and a hat. This activity is suitable for adults.

Event date

Event Details

Riverside Theatre, Corner Church Street and Market Street, Parramatta, NSW

Meeting point is the entrance to the Riverside Theatre located on the northern side of the Parramatta River near Prince Alfred Square


10am - 12noon

Entry fees:
Adults $ 10
Prebooking required 8839 3311
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
There is very limited street car parking. Paid parking is available at Novotel or Commbank Stadium (with a short walk to Riverside Theatre)