Governor Macquarie: His Life, Times and Revolutionary Vision for Australia

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 388 pages
The first new biography of Lachlan Macquarie in decades, this book draws on a wealth of sources, both in Australia and overseas, to paint a picture of the man and his times. It must be seen as one of the great ironies of Australian history that as far as the British Government was concerned he failed in his duty as Governor of New South Wales - as was clearly documented to official minds in the official report compiled by Commissioner John Bigge. This report concluded that while Governor Macquarie had certainly supervised the building in New South Wales of some good roads and some handsome buildings (if at far too high a cost to the British taxpayers), under his government the colony had ceased to be what it was required to be: a place with a reputation for cruelty and hopelessness so terrifying that the very threat of being banished there would strike terror into the heart of any prospective malefactor. Macquarie had in fact had a vision shared by few others that New Holland had the potential to become `one of the greatest and most flourishing colonies belonging to the British Empire' - and became determined to do his part in steering the fledgling community in that direction.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
28
Section 4
48
Section 5
61
Section 6
76
Section 7
93
Section 8
119
Section 14
265
Section 15
293
Section 16
309
Section 17
331
Section 18
333
Section 19
334
Section 20
336
Section 21
346

Section 9
138
Section 10
165
Section 11
189
Section 12
221
Section 13
249
Section 22
348
Section 23
349
Section 24
351
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