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House built by Rev. Samuel Marsden, St. Mary's, N.S.W.
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Mamre House is an 85-hectare property at Orchard Hills in Sydney's west, part of Reverend Samuel Marsden's original South Creek farm established in 1804. Mamre Homestead, built c1820s, was the home of this colonial chaplain, magistrate and pastoralist. It was the working farmhouse of a busy rural property, a model farm which included orchards, exotic pasture and other crops.
Samuel Marsden, in his work at Mamre farm, pioneered the Australian wool industry by importing and breeding the famous merino sheep.