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06-October-2015
06-October-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Sandra Brown

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, NSW after his wife's maiden name and a statue of her now stands in Mawson Park, Campbelltown.

 

Location

Address:Queen & Cordeaux Streets, Mawson Park , Campbelltown , 2560
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.065411
Long: 150.815582
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

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

 

 

Source: MA, ADB
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