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The observatory was built by Governor Brisbane, a distinguished astronomer, in the 1820s. Brisbane was the first governor to reside permanently in Parramatta. It was demolished in the 1840s. The transit stones are all that remains. A telescope and clock from the observatory can be found in the Sydney Observatory at Observatory Hill. This is the marker for where the Observatory built by Gov Brisbane was located. Interestingly, the Sydney Observatory, which houses relics from the Parramatta one including a telescope and clock, reckons this marker is in the wrong place and marks the kitchen instead of the observatory!

Area: Parramatta Park