Macquarie’s Kingdom

Greenway’s Government Stables

Macquarie’s Kingdom

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.

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.

Elizabeth Macquarie

Old Government House in Parramatta
Governor Lachlan Macquarie

A guide for Visitors, Students and Travellers

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.

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.


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

Macquarie’s Kingdom


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