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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.