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“I must therefore still prosecute my original intention of joining the 86th Reg in the field for which I have already made all the necessary arrangements and preparations by equipping myself completely for field service at an enormous expense have already laid out not less than five thousand Rupees on several field equipments. “ October 1806 Major-General Lachlan Macquarie was a Scottish British army officer

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…

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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…

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. >>>

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.

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This album includes hair said to have belonged to Governor Lachlan Macquarie, his son Lachlan Macquarie junior, and W. L. M. Redfern.

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Lachlan Macquarie - 1810 journal [December]

The Far Horizon by Gretta Curran Browne - fin. 11/3/15. Historical fiction: Lachlan Macquarie, the "Father of Australia"

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