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2010 Australia Post Stamp Pack - Governor Lachlan Macquarie
Governor Lachlan Macquarie - Australia Post Pack - 2010.
This delightful Stamp Pack celebrates the bicentenary of Macquarie's governance. It contains two MNH blocks 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 and are today seen as our established heritage. He was the father of modern Australia in many ways.
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
Post packs as disributed by Australia Post are one of the most favoured means of collecting mint stamps.
They come in a protective folder with information pertaining to their history and source,