Tour Scotland Photographs: Old photograph of the Major General Lachlan Macquarie Mausoleum on the island of Isle of Mull, Scotland. Lachlan Macquarie was born on 31 January 1762,

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old photograph of the Major General Lachlan Macquarie Mausoleum on the island of Isle of Mull, Scotland. Lachlan Macquarie was born on 31 January 1762,

At mausoleum of Lachlan Macquarie, the father of Australia. Isle of Mull, Scotland. Source: http://www.mullgenealogy.co.uk/macquarie.htm

At mausoleum of Lachlan Macquarie, the father of Australia. Isle of Mull, Scotland. Source: http://www.mullgenealogy.co.uk/macquarie.htm

A collector has paid a world record Aus $ 495,000 for one of Australia's first coins, known as the Holey Dollar. The coin is one of 40,000 Spanish Silver Dollars that Governor Lachlan Macquarie bought in 1812 to solve a currency shortage in the fledgling penal colony of New South Wales. Macquarie enlisted the help of a convicted forger, William Henshall, to cut a hole in the centre of each to prevent the coins leaving the colony in payment of imports. The resulting donut was then stamped

The week in pictures: 8 March 2013

A collector has paid a world record Aus $ 495,000 for one of Australia's first coins, known as the Holey Dollar. The coin is one of 40,000 Spanish Silver Dollars that Governor Lachlan Macquarie bought in 1812 to solve a currency shortage in the fledgling penal colony of New South Wales. Macquarie enlisted the help of a convicted forger, William Henshall, to cut a hole in the centre of each to prevent the coins leaving the colony in payment of imports. The resulting donut was then stamped

Rare Australian Holey Dollar sets $425,500 auction record in Sydney

Rare Australian Holey Dollar sets $425,500 auction record in Sydney

Governor Lachlan Macquarie inspected the newly arrived convicts of the Atlas on 30 October 1819. Find out more about the voyage of the Atlas at Free Settler or Felon

Governor Lachlan Macquarie inspected the newly arrived convicts of the Atlas on 30 October 1819. Find out more about the voyage of the Atlas at Free Settler or Felon

What’s in a name? A lot when we’re admiring murders and murderers  John Batman, Lachlan Macquarie, Angus McMillan – some of the colonial leaders we eulogise and commemorate despite being deeply unworthy

What’s in a name? Quite a bit when we’re commemorating both murders and murderers

What’s in a name? A lot when we’re admiring murders and murderers John Batman, Lachlan Macquarie, Angus McMillan – some of the colonial leaders we eulogise and commemorate despite being deeply unworthy

Lachlan Macquarie, "Father of Australia" was born on Ulva.

Lachlan Macquarie, "Father of Australia" was born on Ulva.

The old Parramatta General Hospital c1880.At the request of Governor Lachlan MacQuarie,a new convict hospital was built in Parramatta and opened in 1818.Designed by John Watts,the building was based on a military hospital and proved to be grossly inadequate.Only half of the expected number of patients could be treated here.Men and women were placed side by side,and diseases such ad dysentery,tuberculosis and syphilis were rife.The hospital was officially closed on 31 March 1848 and reopened…

The old Parramatta General Hospital c1880.At the request of Governor Lachlan MacQuarie,a new convict hospital was built in Parramatta and opened in 1818.Designed by John Watts,the building was based on a military hospital and proved to be grossly inadequate.Only half of the expected number of patients could be treated here.Men and women were placed side by side,and diseases such ad dysentery,tuberculosis and syphilis were rife.The hospital was officially closed on 31 March 1848 and reopened…

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