Sweetness and Light: an evening of sugar and rum punch

Part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2020

Sydney Living Museums has suspended all public programming until further notice.

This includes onsite learning programs, performances, talks, walking tours and all school holiday activities. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19. However, you can still discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained. 


Join us for this evening event of Indian rum punch, Bengal sugar, and a candlelight tour of Elizabeth Farm. Part of the 2020 Heritage Festival, this event is bound to be a delight!

In the early decades of the colony, contacts with India were a key to the developing economy. 

Sugar, spices, textiles and Bengal rum were all vital imports – with rum even becoming a de facto currency. 

Join us by candlelight as we investigate Elizabeth Farm’s early contacts with India.

Then pound sugar in the kitchen, rasp lemons, and make and taste a Regency rum punch.



Licenced event for 18+


About the Australian Heritage Festival

The Australian Heritage Festival is created with the vision of recognising and celebrating the significance of our natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places and ensuring they are valued by Australians, protected for future generations and cared for by the community. The Australian Heritage Festival is coordinated annually by the National Trust of Australia. The theme for the 2020 Australian Heritage Festival is Our Heritage for the Future.

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Our Heritage for the Future

Bookings essential

Book online or call SLM Bookings on 02 8239 2211

Adult $45
Concession $40

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When & Where

Friday 24 April 2020 6.30PM–8.30PM

Elizabeth Farm

70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW 2142
+61 2 9635 9488

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