Experiment Farm Cottage
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9 Ruse St · interesting places nearby
Experiment Farm Cottage information
An 1835 colonial bungalow, Experiment Farm Cottage was built by Governor Phillip in 1791 for emancipist farmer James Ruse as an experiment to see how long it would take him to wean himself from government supplies. Ruse subsequently became Australia’s first private farmer; his life is depicted in the musty cellar museum.