LEMR Bibliography

LEMR Bibliography

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Primary Sources


Macquarie Papers 
(located in the Mitchell Library, Sydney) [ML Ref: A768 - A802].

  • Journals 1787 - 1824.
  • Letterbooks 1793 - 1810; 1822 - 1823.
  • Correspondence 1809 - 1822.

Macquarie Papers 
(located in the National Library of Australia) [MS 202].

Macquarie Papers 
(located in the National Library of Scotland) [MS 3833].

McGarvie, Rev. J. Memorandum Book, 1829 -1832 [ML Ref: C254].

Redfern Family Papers 1812 - 1918 [ML Ref: ML MSS 2381/1].

Contemporary Printed Books, Journals and Newspapers

ATKINSON, James. An Account of the State of Agriculture and Grazing in New South Wales. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 1975 [facsimile edition]. First published London: J. Cross, 1826.

Census of New South Wales, November 1828. (eds.) Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1980.

CHAMBERS, Robert and CHAMBERS, William. The Gazetteer of Scotland Edinburgh: Thomas Ireland, 1835 [2 vols].

The Evidence to the Bigge Reports; New South Wales under Governor Macquarie. Selected and edited by John Ritchie. Melbourne: Heinemann, 1971. [2 vols].

General Muster of New South Wales: 1814. (ed.) Carol J. Baxter. Sydney: Society of Australian Genealogists, 1987.

Historical Record of the Seventy-Third Regiment. Compiled by Richard Cannon. London: Parker, Furnivall & Parker, 1851.

Historical Records of Australia [HRA] Series I, III, and IV.
Sydney: Commonwealth Parliament, 1914-1925.

Historical Records of New South Wales [HRNSW]. 
Sydney: Government Printer, 1892 -1901, [7 vols].

LEWIS, Samuel.A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1845 [3 vols].

MACQUARIE, Lachlan. Journals of his Tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, 1810 -1822. Sydney: Library Council of New South Wales, 1956.

Newcastle As A Convict Settlement: the evidence before J.T. Bigge in 1819-1821. Edited by J.W. Turner. Newcastle: Newcastle Public Library, 1973, [Newcastle History Monographs No. 7].

'Report and a Letter relating to the State of the Colony of New South Wales 1828.' (477) Vol XXI. (Printed by The House of Commons, 25 June 1828). Reprinted in British Parliamentary PapersColonies: Australia 3 Sessions 1816-1830 pp.325 - 392. Shannon, Ireland: 1970.

Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser.

Sydney Morning Herald.

The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co., 1845 [2 vols].

Secondary Sources


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 

The Australian People: an Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins. (Ed.) James Jupp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vols.1-2: 1788-1850 Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1966-1967; and Supplement 1580-1980 Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2005.

Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary 1788-1938. Compiled by Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson. Sydney: Casuarina Press, 1999.

Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Revised by G. C. Williamson. New York: Kennikat Press, 1903-1904 [4th edition] 5 vols.

Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland. (ed.) John Keay and Julia Keay. London: HarperCollins, 1994.

Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Edited by Joan Kerr. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1992.

A Dictionary of Modern Indian History 1707 - 1947. (ed.) Mehra, Parshotam. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Encyclopedia of Australian Art. (eds.) Alan McCulloch and Susan McCulloch, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1994, [2nd rev. ed.].

The London Encyclopaedia. (eds.) Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert. London: Macmillan, 1983.

Macleans: a biographical dictionary of Mull people mainly in the 18th and 19th centuries. Compiled by Jo Currie. Tobermory, Isle of Mull: Brown & Whittaker, 2002.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004 [60 vols].

A Register of the Regiments and Corps of the British Army: the ancestry of the regiments and corps of the Regular Establishment. (ed.) Arthur Swinson. London: Archive Press, 1972.

The Scottish National Dictionary: ...containing all the Scottish words known to be in use or to have been in use since c.1700.(eds.) William Grant and David D. Murison. Edinburgh: the Scottish National Dictionary Association Ltd., 1927-1976. 10 vols.


Walker, Frank Arneil. Argyll and Bute. London: Penguin, 2000. 
[Series: The Buildings of Scotland]

General Works

The Age of Macquarie. (eds.) James Broadbent and Joy Hughes. Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1992.

Anderson, C. L. Lincolnshire Links with Australia 1788 - 1840: Lincolnshire Convicts to Australia 1788-1840. Gainsborough: Privately Printed, 1988.

The Artist and the Patron: Aspects of Colonial Art in New South Wales. (eds.) Patricia R. MacDonald and Barry Pearce. Sydney: Art Gallery of NSW, 1988.

Barnard, Marjorie. Macquarie's World. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1949, [2nd edition].

Bateson, Charles. The Convict Ships 1787-1868. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1969 [2nd edition].

Buscombe, Eve. Artists in Early Australia and Their Portraits: a guide to the portrait painters of early Australia with special reference to colonial New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land to 1850 - with detailed biographies, catalogues of works and sources of Australian portraiture. Sydney: Eureka Research, 1978.

Clifford, Craig, Fahy, Kevin, and Robertson, E. Graeme. Early Colonial Furniture in New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land. Melbourne: Georgian House, 1972.

Cohen, Lysbeth. Elizabeth Macquarie; her life and times. Sydney: Wentworth Books, 1979.

Cumpston, J.S. Shipping Arrivals and Departures, 1788-1825. Canberra: Roebuck, 1977 [Roebuck Society Publication No.22].

Currie, J. Mull: the Island and Its People. Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2000.

Ellis, M.H. Lachlan Macquarie; his life, adventures, and times. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1952 [2nd rev. ed.].

Fahy, Kevin, Simpson, Christine, and Simpson, Andrew. Nineteenth Century Australian Furniture. Darlinghurst: David Ell Press, 1985.

Haythornthwaite, Philip J. The Colonial Wars Source Book. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1995.

Kerr, Joan and Broadbent, James. Gothick Taste in the Colony of New South Wales. Sydney: David Ell Press, 1980.

MacCormick, John The Island of Mull: its history, scenes and legends, an interesting guide to the island. Glasgow: Maclaren, 1923.

Macfarlane, Margaret and Macfarlane, Alastair. John Watts: Australia's Forgotten Architect 1814-1819 and South Australia's Postmaster General 1841-1861. Bonnells Bay, NSW: Sunbird Publications, 1992.

Manfield, Fay. A Journey Through Time: the Whalan family, the family of James & Charles Whalan in Australia. Ashgrove, Qld.: F.Manfield, c.1993.

Munro, R.W. and Macquarrie, Alan. Clan MacQuarrie - a history. Auburn, Mass.: Privately Printed, 1996.

Ritchie, John. Lachlan Macquarie: a biography. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press,1986.

Robertson, Anne. Treasures of the State Library of New South Wales: the Australiana Collections. Sydney: Collins, 1988

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Argyll: an Inventory of the Monuments. Volume 3: Mull, Tiree, Coll & Northern Argyll. Edinburgh: HMSO, 1980.

Walsh, Robin. In Her Own Words: the writings of Elizabeth Macquarie. Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing and Macquarie University, 2011.

Journal Article and Research Notes

Bertie, Charles H. "Governor Macquarie." Royal Australian Historical Society. Journal Vol.16, Part 1,1930, pp.22-51.

Bickersteth, J. "The Three Macquarie Chairs." Australiana Vol 14, Part 1, February 1992, pp. 11-14.

Broadbent, James. "The Regency in Australia." The Australian Antique Collector Vol.43, Jan-June,1992, pp.35-39.

Butler, Barbara and Kelly, David St. L. "Lawrence Butler." Australiana February 2009 pp.10-34.

Casey, Mary. "A Patina of Age: Elizabeth Macquarie (née) Campbell and the Influence of the Buildings and Landscape of Argyll, Scotland, in Colonial New South Wales." International Journal of Historical Archaeology. Volume 14, Number 3, September 2010 pp. 335-356.

Coltheart, Lenore and Bridges, Peter"The Elephant's Bed? Scottish Enlightenment Ideas and the Foundations of New South Wales." in Scatterlings of Empire (eds.) Wilfred Prest and Graham Tulloch. Journal of Australian Studies No. 68, 2001 pp.19-33.

Conolly, Pauline. "The Strange Story of the Macquarie Mausoleum." Quadrant June 2009 pp.66-68.

Crosbie, R.A. "The Carpenter's Workshop and Furniture Making at the Sydney Lumber Yard in 1821 and 1822." AustralianaVol.16, No.2, 1994, pp.42-48.

d'Apice, Richard. "Lachlan Macquarie - a proud Scots clansman." Heritage NSW. [Newsletter of the Heritage Council of NSW]. Winter 2010 Vol. 18 No. 1 pp. 4-5.

Ellis, M.H. "Governor Lachlan Macquarie." Royal Australian Historical Society. Journal Vol. 28, 1942, pp.375-475.

Fahy, Kevin "Old Government House Parramatta: the Furniture." The Australian Antique Collector No.41, Jan/June 1991, pp.40-44.

Goldsmith, D.V. "Macquarie's Regiment." Sabretache Vol.15 No.1, September, 1972, pp.2-13.

Manera, Brad. "'A Friend and Protector'- Lachlan Macquarie's Sword." Wartime: the Official Magazine of the Australian War Memorial No. 1, November 1997, pp60-61.

McGuanne, J.P. "Lachlan Macquarie and His Times up to 1810." Royal Australian Historical Society. Journal Vol.IV, Part II, 1917, pp.49-124.

Munro, R.W. "Governor Lachlan Macquarie and His Family Circle." Scottish Genealogist Vol.36, Part 1, 1989, pp.7-21.

Ritchie, J. "Macquarie's Style of Governing." Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies Vol.3 No.1 1990/91 pp.52-62.

Watson, Ann. "Governor Macquarie's Armchair." in Decorative Arts and Design From The Powerhouse Museum (ed.) Elizabeth Bilney. Sydney, Powerhouse Publishing, 1991 p.54.

Watson, Ann. "The Macquarie Chair - a Well-Travelled Piece of History." Craft Australia Spring 1984, Issue 3, pp.69 - 71.

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