Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
27 July 1838
The small town of Parramatta is in a great commotion, in consequence of a report being in circulation, that there exists some difference of opinion between the heads of the government, relative to the discontinuation of the building of the Parramatta Bridge for the present, and the mechanics employed there are to be transferred to the erection of cells in the female factory for the incorrigibles. The town’s people are more anxious for the erection of the bridge, than being advocates for the Silent System.
See Original: “No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Friday 27 July 1838, p.2