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Macquarie [ebook]
Macquarie [ebook]
Kieza, Grantlee2019
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The most comprehensive biography yet of a towering figure of Australian colonial history Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New South Wales into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning society. He was also responsible for the death of several 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 great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? In the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed author Grantlee Kieza chronicles the life and times of a poor Scottish farm boy who fought wars on five continents, clawed his way to the top of the British military after suffering a broken heart and who saw magnificent potential in the prison refuse sent to the penal colonies of the Great South Land.
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Macquarie [ebook] / Grantlee Kieza.
[London] : ABC Books, 2019.
Downloadable eBook.Non fiction.
Interest age level: Adult.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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