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Elizabeth Farm

Posted on May 10, 2011 - Filed Under Historic Sites, Parramatta | 5 Comments

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Elizabeth Farm was home to wool pioneers, John and Elizabeth Macarthur and is considered the birthplace of the Australian wool industry. It was commenced in 1793 and originally overlooked a farm of nearly 1000 acres stretching from Parramatta Road to the Parramatta River. The house has undergone many changes over time with extensive renovations enveloping [...]

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Experiment Farm Cottage

Posted on January 3, 2008 - Filed Under Historic Sites, Parramatta | 13 Comments

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Experiment Farm Cottage is the site of the first land release and the first farm in Australia. The cottage is one of Australia’s oldest surviving buildings. It was built in the 1830s and is now home to a unique collection of Colonial furniture. It provides a window into the lifestyle of an important family in [...]

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