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This was the building prior to the Opera house


The old Parramatta General Hospital c1880.At the request of Governor Lachlan MacQuarie,a new convict hospital was built in Parramatta and opened in 1818.Designed by John Watts,the building was based on a military hospital and proved to be grossly inadequate.Only half of the expected number of patients could be treated here.Men and women were placed side by side,and diseases such ad dysentery,tuberculosis and syphilis were rife.The hospital was officially closed on 31 March 1848 and reopened…


Holey dollar and dump, first distinct coinage of New South Wales, 1813 Find more detailed information about this photograph: From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales:


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. >>>

Lachlan Macquarie modified Spanish coins to create Holey Dollars, Australia's first coins.

Lachlan Macquarie miniature portrait, 1810 (State Lib.NSW)


Tour Scotland Photographs: Old photograph of the Major General Lachlan Macquarie Mausoleum on the island of Isle of Mull, Scotland. Lachlan Macquarie was born on 31 January 1762,


Lachlan Macquarie - Governor of NSW 1810 - 1821. In 1821 Gov Macquarie granted 50 acres land at Cockle Bay to Joseph Tuzo.


Lachlan Macquarie, c1819, watercolour on ivory miniature. State Lib.NSW. Macquarie was the fifth governor of the Colony of New South Wales.


Australia's first bank note - issued "8 April 1817 on the first day of operations of the nation's first ever bank, the Bank of New South Wales." It was established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie and is now named...Westpac. (Australian Museum)