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Macquarie,

river, 590 mi (950 km) long, rising in the Blue Mts., E New South Wales, Australia, and flowing NW to the Darling River. It flows through an important sheep- and wheat-raising area.

Macquarie

 

an island in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean; the highest, central part of the submarine volcanic Macquarie Ridge. The island belongs to Australia. Area, 119 sq km. It is composed primarily of basaltic and andesitic lavas and the products of their destruction. Elevation, to 420 m. The climate is subantarctic and humid. The island is covered with grassy vegetation and is uninhabited. There are breeding grounds for elephant seals and penguin colonies on the coast. Macquarie Island has been declared a preserve. It was discovered in 1810 by F. Hasselburg, the captain of an Australian sealing schooner.

Macquarie

1
Lachlan. 1762--1824, Australian colonial administrator; Governor of New South Wales (1809--21), noted for his reformist policies towards ex- convicts and for his record in public works such as road-building in the colony

Macquarie

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1. an Australian island in the Pacific, SE of Tasmania: noted for its species of albatross and penguin. Area: about 168 sq. km (65 sq. miles)
2. a river in SE Australia, in E central New South Wales, rising in the Blue Mountains and flowing NW to the Darling. Length: about 1200 km (750 miles)
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