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Macquarie, Lachlan, 1761-1824

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Personal name headingMacquarie, Lachlan, 1761-1824
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Associated countryGreat Britain Scotland Australia
Associated placeNew South Wales Van Diemen's Land
Birth date1761-01-31
Death date1824-07-01
Place of birthUlva (Scotland)
Place of deathLondon (England)
AffiliationGreat Britain. Army
Profession or occupationGovernors
Colonial administrators Armies--Officers
Found inPhillips, M. A colonial autocracy ... 1909.
Oxford DNB online, viewed 6 March 2019: (Macquarie, Lachlan (1761-1824); army officer and colonial governor born on 31 January 1761 on the Hebridean islet of Ulva; left England for India in 1788; finally promoted to lieutenant-colonel (1805) and was military secretary (1800-03, 1805-7) to the governor of Bombay; sail for Botany Bay in command of the 73rd regiment; on 27 April 1809 he learned that he was to be appointed governor-in-chief of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. He held office from 1 January 1810 to 30 November 1821; died on 1 July 1824 in rented rooms at 49 Duke Street, St James's, London; his body was buried on his estate, Gruline, on Mull)