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Elizabeth Farm

brief history ...

Elizabeth Farm is a historic estate 23 Km from Sydney Cove, in Parramatta suburb.
Elizabeth Farm
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
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. See map.

Contact details:
Elizabeth Farm
70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142
Phone: 02 9635 9488
Email: info@hht.net.au
Web site: Historic Houses Trust

Hours of Operation:
Opened daily
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
18 November
1941 - Chris Watson died, third Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)

1941 - Operation Crusader, the third, and ultimately successful attempt to relieve the Siege of Tobruk, begins.
Australian slang
  • shoot through to leave
  • loo toilet
  • willy willy a miniature cyclon
  • shankys's pony to walk
  • moolah cash
  • tart an offensive word to describe a woman
  • avos avocados
  • ripper, you little exclamation of pleasure
  • right, she'll be it will be alright
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