Lachlan Macquarie

Politician

1762 – 1824

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Who was Lachlan Macquarie?

Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB, was a Scottish British army officer and colonial administrator. He served as the last autocratic Governor of New South Wales, Australia from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century. An inscription on his tomb in Scotland describes him as "The Father of Australia".

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Born
Jan 31, 1762
Ulva
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Education
  • Royal High School, Edinburgh
Lived in
  • Government House, Sydney
    (1810 - 1822)
Died
Jul 1, 1824
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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