Follow the footsteps of the colony’s founding father by taking a Governor Arthur Phillip walking tour on August 31.

Ranger Uday with a scythe much like the one Arthur Phillip’s expedition party would have used when they walked on the banks of the Parramatta River for the first time. Picture: Gene Ramirez.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the first governor of New South Wales’ death in 1814, the Parramatta Park & Western Sydney Parklands Trusts will offer guided tours to trace the same path Phillip’s expedition party took from the northern end of Parramatta Park through what is now the Cumberland Hospital site to Pirtek Stadium.

Cultural officer for Parramatta Park Stephen Thompson said the tour would trace Phillips’ first journey upriver from Sydney Cove on April 24, 1788, when he searched for arable land to grow crops to feed the fledgling colony.

Admiral Arthur Phillip. Source: National Portrait Gallery collection in London.

‘‘Parramatta itself is a pivotal point in the history of modern Australia,’’ Mr Thompson said.

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