A page with selected links to the Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive (LEMA) with research suggestions and syllabus advice.The LEMA Project is an electronic gateway aimed at providing a new context for the historical investigation of the lives and times of Lachlan Macquarie (1761–1824), and his second wife, Elizabeth Campbell (of Airds) (1778–1835). Sites2See: From NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre.
RUM REBELLION..GOVERNOR LACHLAN MACQUARIE arrived in the colony at the head of his own military unit, the 73rd Regiment. Needing to restore orderly, lawful government and discipline in the colony following the Rebellion of 1808 against Governor Bligh. Macquarie was ordered by the British government to arrest both Macarthur and Major Johnston, the two leaders of the Rum Rebellion. However, on his arrival in Dec 1809, both Macarthur and Johnston had already sailed for England to defend…
What’s in a name? A lot when we’re admiring murders and murderers John Batman, Lachlan Macquarie, Angus McMillan – some of the colonial leaders we eulogise and commemorate despite being deeply unworthy
FAMOUS SCOT: Lachlan Macquarie, c1819. Read more on this amazing man, who, as new Governor for the colony in Sydney town, arrived in Port Jackson on 28 December 1809. The task was huge, the situation dire; as anarchy reigned in the aftermath of the rum rebellion and overthrow of Governor Bligh. >>> http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/macquarie-lachlan-2419
Fort Macquarie,1870 - Fort Macquarie was built on the end of Bennelong Point, where the Sydney Opera House now stands. Completed by convict labour in 1821 using stone from the Domain, the fort had 15 guns and housed a small garrison. The powder magazine beneath the tower was capable of storing 350 barrels of gunpowder. The fort was demolished in 1901 to make way for the tramway sheds that occupied the site until the construction of the Sydney Opera House.