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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This is where Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, liked to sit and look out over the water, presumably dreaming of going back to their native Scotland.
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
Ritchie, Lachlan Macquarie, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986; McMartin, Public Servants and Patronage, p.
Let me focus on one case study that I can legitimately claim to know something about, since it was the subject of my first academic article four decades ago: the custom of presenting brass gorgets or breastplates (also known as 'kingplates'), which Governor Lachlan Macquarie instituted in February 1815 by inscribing the first one to 'Bungaree Chief Broken Bay Tribe'.
Elizabeth Henrietta Macquarie's (1778-1835) place in Australian history rests on more than her vice-regal role as the wife of Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales between 1810 and 1821.
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.
1817 - Governor Lachlan Macquarie formally adopts the name 'Australia' for a British colony.
Clive Russell plays Lachlan Macquarie, the man himself, while former Balamory star Julie Wilson Nimmo plays his wife Elizabeth in the drama which is being shown on Wednesday to mark Australia Day, the national holiday for his adoptive country, and a celebration he founded.
Ellis, Lachlan Macquarie: his life, adventures and times, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2010 edition (originally published 1947), xx + 614 pages; ISBN 978 0 73229 148 8.
His father was assisted by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Samuel Marsden and others to secure the post of government schoolmaster and parish clerk at St.