Malcolm Henry Ellis was a historian and biographer. He devoted his spare time of twenty years to the writing of Lachlan Macquarie : His Life, Adventures and Times (q.v.). He worked for many years as a journalist for the Sydney Bulletin (q.v.).
(Source: McLean, Donald and L.C. Rodd. Venturing the Unknown Ways. Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1965. 193)