Named after the city covered by the electoral division. The name 'Parramatta' is variously believed to be:
the Dharuk word for 'head of the river', or
derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'place where the eels lie down' or 'dark jungle head of a river', or
derived from the name of the tribe 'Burramattagal'.
57 sq km
Parramatta covers an area from Carlingford (part) and Rydalmere in the east to Toongabbie and South Wentworthville in the west. The main suburbs include Carlingford (part), Constitution Hill, Dundas, Granville, Harris Park, Holroyd, Merrylands, Mays Hill, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Toongabbie, South Wentworthville, Wentworthville and Westmead. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
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