brief history ...
Elizabeth Farm is a historic estate 23 Km
from Sydney Cove, in Parramatta suburb.
Before the White settlement, this area belonged to the Aboriginal Burramattagal clan of the Dharug people, whose presence is recalled in the name Parramatta.
In 1793, John and his wife Elizabeth Macarthur, commenced building a house on a hill facing Parramatta River, which later on, will become known as Elizabeth Farm.
Elizabeth Farm is a modern museum, which like a stage set, the house is decorated with replica furniture and props, that you can feel and touch. Stories and impressions emerge of a family caught in the whirlwind of colonial life: flung far from home to a dangerous place, coping with separation, isolation and loss, enduring hardship, securing wealth, prestige and power.Source: Wikipedia Encyclopedia
tourist information ...
How to get there
Take the train
to Parramatta Station (35 min. from Sydney CBD
). From the railway station there is a 10-15 min walk.
70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142
Phone: 02 9635 9488
Web site: Historic Houses Trust
Hours of Operation
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday