History of Hambledon Cottage
This talk covers the history of Hambledon Cottage, built for John Macarthur as a Colonial Georgian cottage now 200 years old, including its construction, additions and restorations over these years, as well as its current use.
Learn about a “jewel” of Parramatta, Hambledon Cottage, a Colonial Georgian cottage set in a park with some of the oldest exotic trees in Australia.
Built 200 years ago for John and Elizabeth Macarthur, pioneers of the fine wool industry in Australia, as additional accommodation for family and friends.
Owned by the Macarthur family for nearly 60 years, it was then owned or occupied by many families until it became the headquarters of Parramatta & District Historical Society almost 60 years ago.
Also, learn about all of the known owners and occupants, including several prominent identities, in what is not a large cottage.
Hambledon Cottage has been lovingly cared for over the years and, as a house museum, displays early-mid 1800s lifestyle.