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May 21, 2012

Lynne McNairn
Recently I blogged about how sedan chairs (seen here on display in our Transport Exhibition) were used in London in the 1600 and 1700s. However sedan chairs were never really used in Australia so how did this peculiar item end up here?

The Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie chairs: reunited

June 30, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
This year marks the Bicentenary of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie's arrival in New South Wales. Lachlan was the sixth Governor of New South Wales (succeeding William Bligh), best known for his ambitious programme of public works, which included the construction of new buildings, bridges, towns, wharves and roads, including the Rum Hospital and the greater western suburbs of Windsor and Richmond.