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Commemorates Lachlan Macquarie, a former Governor of New South Wales.
Lachlan Macquarie CB (31 January 1762 – 1 July 1824) was a British military officer and colonial administrator. He 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:||Moses Street, McQuade Park, Windsor, 2756|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.609523|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Colonial|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 1st October, 1994|
1794 - 1994 HAWKESBURY 200.
MAJOR GENERAL LACHLAN MACQUARIE GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1810 - 1821. PLANNER AND FOUNDER IN 1810 OF THE MACQUARIE TOWNS OF WINDSOR, RICHMOND, WILBERFORCE, PITT TOWN AND CASTLEREAGH.
THE HONEST, SOBER AND INDUSTRIOUS INHABITANT, WHETHER FREE SETTLER OR CONVICT WILL EVER FIND IN ME A FRIEND AND PROTECTOR.
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE CITIZENS OF HAWKESBURY CITY.
SPONSORED BY THE HAWKESBURY GAZETTE AND THE HAWKESBURY COURIER AND THEIR PARENT COMPANY RURAL PRESS LIMITED IN APPRECIATION OF THE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE HAWKESBURY
UNVEILED BY HIS EXCELLENCY REAR ADMIRAL PETER SINCLAIR AC. GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1 OCTOBER 1994