A Winter's Night at Elizabeth Farm

As night falls on Dharug Country, the Macarthurs’ servants draw the curtains at Elizabeth Farm, set the dining table, prepare the bedrooms and light the fire in the drawing room for the chilly winter evening.

Our evening begins outside, under the thought-provoking art installation Healing land, remembering Country by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert. After a hot cuppa and a yarn around a small campfire, we join the Macarthurs’ house servants to hear about life in Australia’s oldest surviving colonial homestead, built in 1793 for John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family. You will be treated to a unique, informative, behind-the-scenes insight into life in the Macarthur home, at night-time.

Join us in the dining room after the tour for canapés, a glass of wine and a chat. You will also be welcome to explore more of the house and the colonial kitchen at your leisure.

Please note this is an outdoor event and will proceed in wet weather, except in extreme conditions. Please dress appropriately.

Members get more: Members enjoy presale access and a 20% discount on tickets.

Tony Albert, Healing land, remembering Country, 2020. Installation view for Elizabeth Farm (2020).
Permanent display

Healing land, remembering Country

A powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert

Sunday 1 January
70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142

Elizabeth Farm

70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142
  • Wheelchair accessible
Plan your visit
  • Saturday 10 August 6pm–8pm