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A plaque commemorates Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who was a Governor of the colony of New South Wales.

He was a British military officer and colonial administrator, and served as the last autocratic Governor of New South Wales, Australia from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by some historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century. An inscription on his tomb in Scotland describes him as "The Father of Australia".



Address:Mount York Road, Mount York Lookout, Mount Victoria, 2786
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.552712
Long: 150.219537
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Approx. Event Start Date:1810
Approx. Event End Date:1821


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1900
Front Inscription

In commemoration of the life & work of Major General Lachlan Macquarie

Governor of New South Wales

1810  1821

Through whose enterprise the first road across these mountians was constructed


Source: MA
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