Elizabeth Farm

sights / Architecture

Elizabeth Farm information

Sydney , Australia
Address
Street 70 Alice St
Telephone
+61 2 9635 9488
Getting there
train Rosehill
More information
www.hht.nsw.gov.au
Prices
adult/child $8/4
Opening hours
9.30am-4pm Fri-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Elizabeth Farm contains part of Australia’s oldest surviving European home (1793), a lovely homestead built by renegade pastoralist and rum trader John Macarthur. Macarthur is heralded as the founder of Australia's wool industry; he was a ruthless capitalist whose politicking made him immensely wealthy and a thorn in the side of successive governors. his home is now a hands-on museum – recline on the furniture and thumb voyeuristically through Elizabeth Macarthur’s letters.