Go back in time and see a mid-1800s NSW Heritage listed historic cottage at Parramatta. Built way back in 1824, Hambledon Cottage is an elegant Georgian cottage made from rendered sandstock brick in Colonial Georgian style.
Hambledon Cottage was the home of Penelope Lucas, the governess of Elizabeth and John Macarthur’s daughters. Macarthur is the pioneer of Australia’s wool industry and is the noted architect of his own Elizabeth Farm House. The cottage was constructed by John Macarthur to function as a second house on his Elizabeth Farm Estate.
Its internal walls and ceilings are created from lath and plaster. One of its bedrooms still retains its original ironbark floor. An authentic domed brick oven can be seen adjoining the kitchen’s open fireplace. Outside the cottage are Bunya pines, considered as a reliable food source for indigenous Australians.
Visitors are welcome from Thursday to Sunday anywhere from 11am to 4pm. Groups of more than 10 are required to make an appointment.
Hambledon Cottage is located at 63 Hassall Street (corner of Gregory Place), Parramatta. It is a quick walk from our Accommodation in Parramatta NSW.
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