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Lachlan Macquarie

(1761—1824) army officer and colonial governor


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(1762–1824)

Scottish-born Australian colonial administrator. He served as governor of New South Wales (1809–21); the colony was chiefly populated by convicts, but during his term of office he improved its prosperity, expanded opportunities for former convicts, and promoted public works, further settlement, and exploration.

Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.


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