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Let an App be your map and explore 19th century Parramatta with 21st century technology with DigiMacq: the Spirit of Macquarie in Parramatta, a new downloadable iTunes application that takes you on a fantastic multi-media adventure through the streets of Parramatta 200 years ago.

Join Governor Lachlan Macquarie and experience his vision through the eyes and voices of the soldiers, scoundrels, convicts, clergy and free settlers who roamed the streets of Parramatta in colonial times. Get to know the man determined to lead the remote penal colony to a virtuous and prosperous future, on this fun and informative interactive tour.

The DigiMacq app is free and can be downloaded from the App Store by clicking on the image below


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Booking Information

DigiMacq enabled iPod touches are now available for hire from the Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre.

The iTouches are available from 9am (or 10am on public holidays. They like to sleep in).
They don’t like to get wet either, so we keep them in if it’s raining.
They can’t stay out after 4:30pm (and have to be back by 3:30pm on public holidays).

Booking Conditions
You must be aged 18 or over to hire an iTouch. You’re welcome to hire them for other people and those under the age of 18 but you’ll still be responsible for the care and safe return of the device.

Numbers are limited so if you’d like to use them for walking, tour or excursion groups, then pre booking is essential.

Simply complete a hire form and present your current photo ID such as a Drivers Licence or Passport AND a Mastercard or Visa Card to our staff collect the iTouch from the Visitor Centre. These details will be recorded on your hire agreement form. If you do not have a credit card, a cash security deposit of $100 per device is fine.  This will be refunded if the device is returned on time and in good order and condition. The hire fee is $5.00. If the device is not returned within the agreed hire period, a late fee of $40 applies. If the device is damaged, lost or stolen, full replacement costs will apply.

Full conditions appear on the back of the hire agreement form. Please be sure to read these to avoid any misunderstandings.

The tour is subject to a 12+ rating. There are mild references to alcohol, violence and gambling.

Contact the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre on 02 8839 3311 or toll free on 1300 889 714 for more details.

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