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Macquarie

Kieza, Grantlee2019
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Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming a harsh, foreboding penal colony into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a prosperous society. He also helped shape Australia's national character. An egalitarian at heart, Macquarie saw boundless potential in Britain's refuse, and under his rule many former convicts went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, the governor's ambitions for the colony brought him into conflict with the continent's original landowners, and he was responsible for the deaths of Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a new nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? Lover, fighter, egalitarian, autocrat, Lachlan Macquarie is a complex and engaging character who first envisaged the nation we call Australia.
Main title:
Macquarie / Grantlee Kieza
Imprint:
Sydney, NSW : ABC Books / HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Ltd, 2019.
Collation:
570 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : col. ill., portraits ; 25 cm.
Notes:
"Lover, fighter, eqalitarian, autocrat -the man who envisaged a nation" -- cover.
ISBN:
9780733335907
Dewey class:
994.402092994.02
Language:
English
BRN:
362651
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography994.02 MACQAvailableRecently returned
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