For a rare tour of the earliest surviving workers’ cottage in Australia, take a tour of the Governors Dairy Cottage. Built in 1795 by George Salter, an ex- convict smuggler who later converted to become a cattleman. The cottage was purchased later on by `The Father of Australia,’ Governor Lachlan Macquarie who similarly acquired the Salter land grant as a portion of a land consolidation around the Government House Parramatta to create Parramatta Park.
The Governors Dairy Cottage is one of the oldest remaining buildings not just in Parramatta Park but in Australia
The tour costs $6 per person and starts on May 7, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The tour is followed by a discussion over complimentary coffee or tea at the Parramatta Park Café.
Parramatta Park is two minutes away by car and a mere ten minutes away by foot from our Parramatta Accommodation.
For booking details for the Governors Dairy Cottage tour, call 8833 5000 or go to http://www.ppt.nsw.gov.au
Image Source : Coffee with the Curator