Lachlan Macquarie's Kingdom WEA Sydney

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Lachlan Macquarie's Kingdom

<p>It all began in colonial Sydney. Cutlasses, pistols, hangings and floggings. The slapping of ships’ halyards in Sydney Cove. Narrow, cobbled, dirty roads. Soldiers, traders, sailors and settlers.

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It all began in colonial Sydney. Cutlasses, pistols, hangings and floggings. The slapping of ships’ halyards in Sydney Cove. Narrow, cobbled, dirty roads. Soldiers, traders, sailors and settlers. Rum shops, greasy steak houses and mean hovels. From this early nineteenth century melee, Lachlan Macquarie began to mould and develop a social and civil infrastructure from the shabby one that existed in the penal colony into a future nation that we now know as Australia. This session will explore the transformation of Sydney during Macquarie’s period 1810 – 1821.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Almis Simans, Macquarie’s Kingdom (Good Walking Books 2004)
  • George Finkle, Governor Lachlan Macquarie (Thomas Nelson 1975)
  • M.H Ellis, Lachlan Macquarie (Angus & Roberston 1958)
  • John Ritchie, Lachlan Macquarie - A biography (Melbourne University Press 1986)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The events which brought Lachlan Macquarie to New South Wales
  • A Soldier for life
  • Sydney Town
  • Macquarie’s exploration of the interior
  • Crossing the Blue Mountains
  • Sydney’s buildings and infrastructure
  • Parramatta, The Hawkesbury, Coal River

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie’s influence on NSW.

Almis Simans

Almis is an avid traveller who has walked many of the traditional European trails. Making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain inspired Almis to write Santiago – Walking the Pilgrim...