A History Milestone Is Being Celebrated!

Hambledon Cottage will be celebrating its Bicentenary on 13th April. This is a significant milestone for this remarkable Parramatta landmark, once owned by pioneers John Macarthur and Elizabeth Macarthur, founders of the fine wool industry in Australia.

Parramatta and District Historical Society, custodians of this extraordinary colonial heritage site, will present a week of community activities, including a Bicentennial Day celebration, house tours, a new exhibition, heritage talks and walks, and children’s colonial games, to coincide with the NSW school holidays!

The week opens with a day of heritage activities, food stalls, house tours, an exhibition and music to suit all tastes, drawing on local community talent including the highly praised Granville Boys’ High School Pipe Band! Sit awhile and absorb the timelessness and elegance of this 19th Century Cottage (1824) and its parkland setting – sit and gaze upon the ancient oaks and cork tree planted over 200 years ago (c1817). Join us as we commemorate this special Parramatta district landmark – a NSW State Heritage Register listed site!

The official opening of the Hambledon Cottage Bicentenary is at 2 pm. Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW, will be the Guest of Honour.

What: The event program opens at 10 am on Saturday, 13th April 2024. Formal Ceremony at 2 pm. The event program closes on Friday, 19th April 2024.
Where: The corner of Hassall Street and Gregory Place, Parramatta. Public Transport: Buses 909 and 920 leave from Parramatta Railway Station.

For further information:
Email: parramattahist@tpg.com.au
Web: www.hambledoncottagemuseum.org.au
Bookings are Essential for heritage walks, talks and children’s activities. Limited parking is available on site. Parking is available at St Ioannis Greek Orthodox Church, Parramatta.

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