Lachlan Macquarie


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Macquarie, Lachlan

(məkwä`rē), 1761–1824, governor (1809–21) of the British colonies in Australia. Sent to replace the corrupt rule of the officers of the original convict guard, he established a sensible and humane administration, stressing public building, land reform, and fair treatment of convicts and freedmen.
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The Lachlan Macquarie Medal honours Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who defined the land on the edge of Farm Cove as Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden on 13 June, 1816; it was the nation's first botanic garden and is the site of the country's first scientific institution.
Forgotten: Macquarie helped transform Australia from a dumping ground for convicts to the vibrant country it is today On the up down under: Clive stars as Lachlan Macquarie
The management of convict labour during the Governorship of Lachlan Macquarie was systematically organised, rationally motivated and relied on elaborate controls and mechanisms of administration.
After almost two months at sea, the Dromedary, the ship carrying Elizabeth and Lachlan Macquarie to New South Wales, left the relative safety of the North African coastline to sail across the Atlantic Ocean, its next port of call Rio de Janeiro.
But when New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie received Flinders' chart in 1817, he liked Australia and used it in the colony.
Lachlan Macquarie, too young at fifteen to receive a commission in 1776, accompanied the 84th Regiment to North America as a volunteer and was commissioned as an ensign five months later.
Lachlan Macquarie, ordered a seat hewn into the rock so she could sit and watch the ships go by.
Lachlan Macquarie assumed office in New South Wales in 1810.
His father was assisted by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Samuel Marsden and others to secure the post of government schoolmaster and parish clerk at St.
As we commemorate the bicentenary of the arrival of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, it may escape our notice that over the past 222 years there have been 37 governors of New South Wales.
The articles include names from history such as Lachlan Macquarie, Brisbane and John Macarthur as well as John Fraser, carpenter and builder, John Forsyth Geddes, a grocer, David Lennox, engineer and Robert Adam Ritchie, manufacturer and Member of Parliament.