“Macarthur Country”: Firsts

  • First and best example of a Georgian Farm Complex in Australia.
  • First Pastoral Property
  • First Cowpastures
  • First fine wool export.
  • First mechanical irrigation system using an Archimedean screw pump in1829.
  • First exports of brandy.
  • First exports of wine to Europe.
  • First butter factory in NSW.
  • First large iron rail bridge erected in NSW and oldest.
  • First estate to breed wholly by artificial insemination.
  • First and greatest, Macarthur agricultural pioneering family still lives here
  • Largest pure breed dairy cattle centre in Australia with 1200 head, in 1932
  • Largest Rotolactor Milking centre of this design in Australia.
  • Largest supplier of milk to Sydney in previous years.