10th Biennial Conference – ‘Governor Macquarie’s Legacy – The Tasmanian Connection’
Learn about Governor Macquarie and his influence over the development of Tasmania.
Lachlan Macquarie, as Governor of NSW between 1810 and 1821, is remembered for his progressive policies supporting economic development, his re-planning of Sydney and creation of his “Macquarie towns”, which earned him the title “Father of Australia”. Little is know of Macquarie’s influence on Tasmania. Yet, as ‘Governor in Chief”, he played a considerable role in this island colony’s development. Speakers will examine Macquarie’s role as Governor, his influence over the development of Tasmania, and some of Tasmania’s “Macquarie towns”.