This week we ventured out to Parramatta to take a tour through the lovely old homestead and beautifully lush garden of Elizabeth Farm.
Elizabeth Farm is one of Australia’s oldest surviving homesteads where you can wander freely through the old house and garden as if you were its original occupants. There are no barriers, locked doors, fragile furniture or untouchable ornaments in this unique, ‘access all areas’ house museum.
Built in 1793 for John Macarthur, known as the father of the wool industry, and his wife Elizabeth, tales of migration and new starts, passion and anguish, early colonial political skulduggery and the genesis of Australia’s wool trade are cemented into these walls.
For a little more history about the place and the family, visit
Do have a look at my partner’s site
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