Surrounded by 200-year-old camphor laurels and English oaks, this historic cottage was built in 1824 for the Macarthurs’ daughter’s...
Experiment Farm Cottage
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Old Government House
The country residence of the early governors, this elegant Georgian Palladian building is now a preciously maintained museum furnished...
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Elizabeth Farm information
Elizabeth Farm contains part of Australia’s oldest surviving European home (1793), built by renegade pastoralist and rum trader John Macarthur. Heralded as the founder of Australia's wool industry, Macarthur was a ruthless capitalist whose politicking made him immensely wealthy and a thorn in the side of successive governors. The pretty homestead is now a hands-on museum where you can recline on the reproduction furniture and thumb voyeuristically through Elizabeth Macarthur’s letters.