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2010 Australia Post Booklet - Governor Lachlan Macquarie
Governor Lachlan Macquarie - Australia Post Prestige Booklet - 2010
This delightful prestige booklet celebrates the bicentenary of Macquarie's governance.
Contains four panes of four stamps that were designed by Stacey Zass that celebrate the importance of Lachlan Macquarie (1762-1824) as the Governor of New South Wales.
During his time as Governor (1810-1821), Macquarie provided an important vision for the colony.
He embarked on a public works program, erecting churches, parsonages, courthouses, lighthouses, convict barracks and factories.
These buildings would transform the physical appearance of the colony.
Major General Lachlan Macquarie CB (31 January 1762–1 July 1824 was a British military officer and colonial administrator. He served as the last autocratic Governor of New South Wales, Australia from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of the colony. He is considered by some historians to have had a crucial influence on the transition of New South Wales from a penal colony to a free settlement and therefore to have played a major role in the shaping of Australian society in the early nineteenth century. An inscription on his tomb in Scotland describes him as "The Father of Australia"
*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only
Prestige booklet from australia Post that contains four panes of four stamps that were designed by Stacey Zass.