Lachlan MacQuarie (1762 - 1824)

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Birthplace: Ulva, Inner Hebrides.
Death: Died in London, UK
Managed by: Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek (C)
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About Lachlan MacQuarie

Major-General Lachlan MacQuarie CB was a Scottish British army officer and colonial administrator. He served as the last autocratic Governor of New South Wales, Australia from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century. An inscription on his tomb in Scotland describes him as "The Father of Australia

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Major-General Lachlan MacQuarie's Timeline

1762
January 31, 1762
Ulva, Inner Hebrides.
1814
May 1, 1814
Age 52
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1824
July 1, 1824
Age 62
London, UK
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Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom