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Lachlan Macquarie & the Macquarie Family

Part 1 - Lachlan Macquarie Manuscripts [pdf file]

Part 2 - Elizabeth Macquarie, Lachlan Macquarie the Younger, pictorial material, relics, maps & printed books [pdf file]

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Colonial Secretary's Index 1810-1825

Lachlan Macquarie
Elizabeth Macquarie
Lachlan Macquarie Jnr.
Hector Macquarie

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State Library of NSW
The Macquarie Era
Digital content that forms part of the History of Our Nation section of the State Library of NSW's website. 'The Macquarie Era' reproduces a broad selection of pictorial materials and objects that reveal the diverse history and imagery of the colony during the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie (1810-1821).

Lachlan Macquarie and the Macquarie Family — Collection, 1787-1836.
A selection of digitized Macquarie manuscripts (with transcripts) available through the State Library of NSW Heritage Collection (Nelson Meers Foundation).

State Records NSW
Lachlan Macquarie: Visionary and Builder
State Records Digital Gallery: a selection of key documents from the NSW State Archives (State Records) highlighting the achievements and initiatives of Macquarie's administration of NSW in the period 1810-1821.

Index to the Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825
Website developed by State Records NSW listing archival source material relevant to the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie.

Other Websites:


Governor Macquarie 1810|2010
The official website of the Macquarie 2010 Bicentenary Commemorations Committee. It has been established to work on behalf of the New South Wales Government in promoting the Bicentenary of the Macquarie governorship of NSW. The aim is to work in consultation with the wider community for a statewide program of celebrations and to ensure that an enduring and ongoing historical legacy is established.

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition
Access to the full text of the Australian Dictionary of Biography – the standard reference work for biographical profiles of persons in Australian history.

Australian Medical Pioneers Index (AMPI)
A database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from the 1700s through to 1875. The site covers Australian medical history, with a database of medical pioneers and educational background material (from medical registers, shipping records, newspapers, pictorial archives, and early medical publications). The AMPI website was developed and funded by the State Library of Victoria through Vicnet and Victoria's Virtual Library.

Awaba: a Database of Historical Materials Relating to the Aborigines of the Newcastle-Lake Macquarie Region.
Awaba is an electronic database and guide to the history, culture and language of the Indigenous peoples of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region of NSW. Developed and hosted at the University of Newcastle - Australia.

Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899
Transcripts of criminal and civil cases in New South Wales, with selected examples from the period of Macquarie's governorship. A research project developed by Professor Bruce Kercher, Division of Law, Macquarie University.


Atlas of Mutual Heritage
Contains an extensive collection of drawings, prints, paintings and maps of locations related to the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) and the West-Indische Compagnie (WIC). Extremely useful for investigating Lachlan Macquarie's associations with Cochin (India); and Colombo, Point de Galle and Trincomalee (Ceylon/Sri Lanka).

The Age of Nelson
Databases covering the Royal Navy officers who fought in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815; seamen and marines who fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805; vessels built for and commissioned in the Royal Navy between the 1780s and the 1840s; and scholarly articles and contemporary accounts.

François Balthazar Solvyns: The Etchings Online:
A Collection of Two Hundred and Fifty Coloured Etchings: Descriptive of the Manners, Customs and Dresses of the Hindoos. Calcutta, 1796, 1799.
The complete etchings by François Balthazar Solvyns - 250 from the Calcutta edition; 60 plates from the pirated Orme edition; and 292 etchings from Les Hindoûs. Reproduced online by the University of Texas following the organization of Robert L. Hardgrave, Jr., A Portrait of the Hindus: Balthazar Solvyns & the European Image of India 1760-1824. Oxford: Oxford University Press and Mapin Publishing, 2004.

The Tiger and the Thistle: Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India
An indispensible guide to the role of Scottish soldiers and administrators in the establishment of the British Raj in India - as seen through the tumultuous events surrounding the final defeat of Tipu Sultan, Rajah of Mysore in 1799. Lachlan Macquarie took part in the campaigns in Mysore in 1791-1792 and 1799 and left his own eyewitness accounts of these campaigns. The Tiger and the Thistle website provides a detailed historical and pictorial investigation of the links between Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India during the period 1760-1800. Based upon major public exhibition held at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh 29 July - 3 October 1999.

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