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A sculpture commemorates Elizabeth Macquarie, whose maiden name was Campbell.  Campbelltown was named in her honour.

Elizabeth Macquarie (1778–1835) was the second wife of Lachlan Macquarie who served as Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. She played a significant role in the establishment of the colony and is recognised in the naming of many Australian landmarks including Mrs Macquarie's Chair and numerous Elizabeth Streets, e.g. in Hobart. Governor Macquarie named the town (now City) of Campbelltown, after his wife's maiden name.  


Address:Queen & Cordeaux Streets, Mawson Park , Campbelltown , 2560
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.065411
Long: 150.815582
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 1st December, 1988
Front Inscription

At a place close to this stone on 1st December, 1820 Governor Lachlan Macquarie named this township Campbelltown in honour of Mrs. Elizabeth Macquarie whose maiden name was Campbell

This plaque was unveiled by His Grace the Duke of Argyll on 1st December, 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentennial Programme.

Ald. Jim Kremmer - Mayor
Ian S. Porter - Town Clerk 
Campbelltown City Council

Guy Thomas - Chairman Campbelltown Bicentennial Community Committee



Left Side Inscription



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