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Governor Lachlan Macquarie ML 36. Macquarie: The Initiator. Governor Macquarie Governor from 1810-1821 established law and order was a man with a great vision for a new nation best remembered for his major public building program.

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Macquarie the initiator
Macquarie: The Initiator

Governor Macquarie

  • Governor from 1810-1821

  • established law and order

  • was a man with a great vision for a new nation

  • best remembered for his major public building program

South Head Light House, NSW SV/129

Dollar and Dumps

DN/C 455-515, 516-637


Emancipation education and aboriginal relations
Emancipation, Education and Aboriginal Relations

Governor Macquarie

  • believed everyone deserved a ‘fair go’

  • opened 15 schools during his governorship

  • befriended and consulted the Aboriginals including Boon-ga-ree

One of the NSW Aborigines befriended by Governor Macquarie ML 696

Female Orphan School 1824 DSM/C 989


Extending the boundaries
Extending The Boundaries

Governor Macquarie

  • supported exploration and expansion of the colony

  • embarked on his own expeditions and made numerous inspections of the colony.

  • founded Liverpool, Richmond, Windsor, Wilberforce, Castlereigh, Pitt Town, Bathurst and Port Macquarie.

  • encouraged Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth to pioneer a route over the Blue Mountains.

Gregory BlaxlandML143


Opposition to governor macquarie
Opposition to Governor Macquarie

Governor Macquarie

  • faced strong opposition from important people

  • was highly criticised by John Thomas Bigge, the inspector sent from England

  • was despised by Rev. Samuel Marsden who refused to work with emancipists

  • continued to develop Sydney despite this opposition

John Thomas Bigge PM 153

Rev. Samuel Marsden ML 29


Macquarie and his family
Macquarie and his Family

Elizabeth Macquarie

  • married Lachlan Macquarie in 1807

  • also contributed to the development of the colony

  • landscaped the Domain and the Government House grounds

  • had one son, Lachlan, in 1814

Elizabeth Macquarie MIN 237

Lachlan Macquarie Jnr. MIN 72


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