Its use during the First Settlement

Kingston was called Sydney Town during the First Settlement.  William Chapman drew a plan of it in 1796 and it shows that the 3rd Subalterns occupied the Parade Grounds.

Its use during the Second Settlement

The area between the Old and New Military Barracks was chosen as the place for the Parade Grounds. It was drained and made level so that the soldiers could exercise and parade on flat ground.

Major Anderson wrote in a letter to the Colonial Secretary that the work was done in November and December 1834.  The soldiers played ball games such as football on the grounds.

Its use during the Third Settlement.

When the Pitcairners came in 1856 they continued to use the Parade Grounds at first.  They then made a sports field on the other side of the road.  For a short time, there was a church on the site of the Parade Grounds. Cattle were later grazed there.

Its use today

The land is now used as the animal pound and is called Pound Paddock, and it has been fenced. 

Daa Paried Graun


Wathen yuus et fe iin daa Fas Setelment

Taun bin yuusa korl et Sidni Taun iin daa  Fas Setelment.  Wilyam Chaepman dror wan plaen owet  iin 1796, en shoe dem 3rd Sabohterns okyupai daa Paried Graun.

Wathen yuus et fe iin daa Sekan Setelment

Dem chuus daa  said twiin daa Oel en Nyuu Militari Baeraks fe said fe daa Paried Graun. Dem drien et en mek et lewel so dem soeljas el eksasais en paried orna flaet graun.

Mieja Aendarsan wrait iin wan leta gen daa Kohloeniyl Sekreteri dem werk se dan iin Noewemba en Desemba 1834.  Dem soelja bin yuus’ plieh d’ borl giems simis futborl orn aa graun.

Wuthen yuus et fe iin Third Setelment.

Wen dem Pitkernas kam ya iin 1856 dem kiip yuusen daa Paried Graun fas orf.  Den dem mek wan sports fiil orn daa tada said’ roed.  Fe wan short wail, haed wan cherch orn daa sait fe daa Paried Graun.  Kaetl bin lietar grieset deya.

Wieh yuus et desdieh

Daa laen nau yuus et fe daa aeniml paund en wi korlet daa Paun Paedak, en se faenset.