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Macquarie’s Kingdom


The Journey

Explore Lachlan Macquarie’s legacy in Greater Sydney Town
Historic Sites

The Government Stables

The Governor

Lachlan Macquarie


The Blue Mountains


The Rum Corps

Macquarie Lighthouse near South Head
Macquarie Lighthouse near South Head

The Macquarie Era

Governor Lachlan Macquarie was sent to the colony to take control after the mutinous conduct of the NSW Corps. Power was transferred without bloodshed and in 1810 the new governor took over the reins and began implementing his vision of a colony worthy of the Empire.

Macquarie set about developing his vision of the British Empire in the antipodes. He was able to acquire the services of Francis Greenway, transported for forgery. Greenway’s talent’s, Elizabeth’s suggestions and his own indefatigable drive caused some wonderful buildings to be erected. The Government Stables, Hyde Park Barracks, St. Luke’s in Liverpool, St. Matthew’s in Windsor, and of course the wonderful Rum Hospital on Macquarie Street, were all built during Macquarie’s tenure.

The Macquaries spent 12 years in the colony and left behind a solid legacy which was the foundation for a future Australia. The Macquarie story is a remarkable one and encompasses a number of memorable colonial undertakings.

Macquarie's Kingdom - Good Walking Books

Macquarie’s Kingdom – ISBN -0-9578968-3-2 (195pp)

EXPLORING COLONIAL SYDNEY – 14 Half Day and Full Day excursions in Macquarie’s Footsteps.

A guide for Visitors, Students and Travellers

Macquarie was the first governor who left a major infrastructure for us to visit, and many of the sites and buildings he ordered into existence still remain. MACQUARIE’S KINGDOM includes:

  • The Development of Sydney.
  • Greenway’s Buildings.
  • Founding of Bathurst.
  • Exploring Parramatta.
  • Visiting the Cowpastures.
  • Crossing the Blue Mountains.
  • Looking at Aboriginal Heritage.
  • The Infamous Coal River.
  • The Macquarie Hawkesbury Towns.
  • Price includes Post.

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