1 Jan 1810 - Macquarie became Governor of NSW

On this day in 1810 Lachlan Macquarie was sworn in as the fifth Governor of New South Wales. He had arrived, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth, in Port Jackson on December 28, 1809 after a seven month voyage from England.  Macquarie's emancipist vision for the Colony led to social, architectural and economic reform and development.  Macquarie resigned in 1821 and died in London on July 1 1824.

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See a list of letter entries for Lachlan Macquarie in the Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 »

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