Lachlan MacQuarie

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Birthday
31, 1762
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 1, 1824 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1762
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 1, 1824 (62)

About

Influential figure of early Australia who served as 5th Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. He helped transition his country to a free settlement after years of being a penal colony.

Before Fame

He started his military career fighting for the British in the American War of Independence.

Trivia

His tombstone reads "The Father of Australia."

Family Life

He was married to his second wife, Elizabeth Campbell, at the time of his death.

Associated With

He was the six Governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip was the first.