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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Macquarie
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'Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New South Wales into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning society. He was also responsible for the death of several Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance?

'In the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed author Grantlee Kieza chronicles the life and times of a poor Scottish farm boy who fought wars on five continents, clawed his way to the top of the British military after suffering a broken heart and who saw magnificent potential in the prison refuse sent to the penal colonies of the Great South Land. Lover, fighter, hopeless romantic and ruthless autocrat, Lachlan Macquarie is a towering figure of Australian history.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2019 .
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      Extent: 512p.p.
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      • Published 21 October 2019.

      ISBN: 9780733335907, 073333590X

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Works about this Work

Governor a Man of Contrasts Meg Keneally , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 January 2020; (p. 15)

— Review of Macquarie Grantlee Kieza , 2019 single work biography

;He stamped his name all over Sydney and was the first to use the word ­“Australia” in official documents. But, while we may think we know Lachlan Macquarie, many have only a partial sense of who the man was.' (Introduction)

Governor a Man of Contrasts Meg Keneally , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 January 2020; (p. 15)

— Review of Macquarie Grantlee Kieza , 2019 single work biography

;He stamped his name all over Sydney and was the first to use the word ­“Australia” in official documents. But, while we may think we know Lachlan Macquarie, many have only a partial sense of who the man was.' (Introduction)

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