Governor Macquarie`s ArrivalPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of Governor Lachlan Macquarie`s arrival in the colony of New South Wales. Governor Macquarie visited the site of Goulburn in 1820.
In April 1809 Macquarie was appointed Governor of New South Wales. In making this appointment, the British government reversed its practice of appointing naval officers as governor and chose an army commander in the hope that he could secure the co-operation of the unruly New South Wales Corps, and aided by the fact he arrived in New South Wales at the head of his own military unit, the 73rd Regiment. At the head of regular troops he was unchallenged by the New South Wales Corps whose members had become settled in farming, commerce and trade. The Macquaries departed from England in May 1809 and reached Sydney on 28 December 1809. He started as a governor on 1 January 1810.
|Address:||Montague & Auburn Streets, National Bank Building, Goulburn, 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.754848|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-October-1820|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-October-1820|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 26th January, 1961|
THIS PLAQUE WAS DEDICATED
ON AUSTRALIA DAY, 1961
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF
GOVERNOR LACHLAN MACQUARIE
IN THE COLONY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
MAY IT REMIND US THAT
ON 28TH OCTOBER, 1820,
HE BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST WHITE MEN
TO SET FOOT ON THE SITE OF
THE CITY OF GOULBURN