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Explore Macarthur’s Rich Colonial History Wivenhoe Historic Home: Sunday, November 3, 2013

October 28, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

One of Macarthur’s finest 19th century colonial houses, Wivenhoe, will be open to the public on Sunday, November 3.

Surrounded by the fields of the Macarthur region, first settled by colonial entrepreneur, John Macarthur in the early 1800s, Wivenhoe was built in 1837 by five times NSW Premier, Sir Charles Cowper, and named after the English home town his wife, Eliza, left behind when she sailed to her new home in Australia.

The Mediterranean-style mansion is believed to have been designed by colonial architect, John Verge, who also designed local landmarks such as Camden Park, home of then Macarthur family, and Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney.

Guided tours of the house will include a look at period photos and artefacts that will help visitors to step back in time.

When:            Sunday November 3, 2013

Time:                         11am-3pm.

Where:           Wivenhoe, 229 Macquarie Grove Road, Camden in the Macarthur region. 

Cost:               $5 per person. For more information call 4655 7057 or visit www.macarthur.com.au

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