On this day Lachlan Macquarie was sworn in as the fifth Governor of New South Wales
When Lachlan Macquarie began his term as governor of NSW in 1810, Sydney was in desperate need of a new hospital
On its 200th anniversary, Australia’s oldest surviving public clock received some much-needed conservation and care
With the Napoleonic Wars over in 1815 and Britain crowded with returned soldiers, poverty and crime, part two finds the colony swamped with incoming convicts.
When Sydney’s Rum Hospital was completed in 1816, the buildings were already showing signs of potential collapse, but newly-appointed Civil Architect Francis Greenway came to the rescue
Historian Jane Kelso describes a busy schedule of social gatherings and official events at Sydney's Government House during the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie