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Elizabeth Farm

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Elizabeth Farm
 

Elizabeth Farm is Australia’s oldest surviving homestead. Step back in time as you wander through this original preserved homestead.

Located at Rosehill and built by one of Australia's earliest colonial graziers.

Built in 1793 for John Macarthur and his wife Elizabeth the house was deeply tied into the passion, anguish and political manoeuvering of the early Australian wool trade. John Macarthur was ambitious with an abrasive personality but by 1801 his flock of over 2000 sheep was the largest in Sydney and as British industry sought more and more wool, he and other graziers grew rich and powerful.

The House is now maintained by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

Location: 70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW 2142
Contact: 02 9635 9488
Hours: Open 9.30am - 4pm Friday to Sunday | Open daily in January and NSW School Holidays and public holidays | Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
 

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