Elizabeth Farm

sights / Architecture

Elizabeth Farm information

Location
Sydney , Australia
Address
70 Alice St
Telephone
+61 2 2 9635 948802 9635 9488
Getting there
Train: Rosehill
More information
www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au
Prices
adult/child $8/4
Opening hours
10.30am-3.30pm Sat & Sun
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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.