This book is a timely reminder of Lachlan Macquarie's importance to modern Australians
'He was a Christian, a perfect gentleman, and a supreme legislator of the human heart. . Whenever the sculptor shall imagine a guardian angel for New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, the chisel of gratitude shall portray the beloved and majestic features of General Macquarie.' Hobart Town Gazette
In 1810 Lachlan Macquarie became governor of New South Wales. He ruled the colony for twelve years, during which time its fate lay in the balance after years of famine and strife, culminating in a coup against its previous governor, William Bligh.
a tale of aspirations fulfilled followed by a devastating fall from grace.
This book is a timely reminder of Lachlan Macquarie's importance to modern Australians. It is a fascinating story of the genesis of a nation and of an extraordinary individual who refused to be confounded by the odds stacked against him.