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Biographical profile of Major Robert O'Neill (56th Regiment of Foot) Lachlan Macquarie's 1807 travelling companion in Iraq, Persia and Russia.
Transcript from the Asiatic Annual Register for the Year 1808. Vol. X [publ. 1811] describing part of Macquarie's journey through Persia (Iran) in 1807.
Transcript from the Sydney Gazette for 2 January 1819 commending Lieutenant John Cliffe Watts for his services to the colony.
A selection of 8 images of Bombay in the 1790's from the Peter Anker Collection held in the Kulturhistorisk Museum at the University of Oslo, Norway. These views of Western India were executed by the noted Scottish artist James Wales (1747-1795). A biograpical profile is also included examining the possible links between Wales and Lachlan Macquarie.
Full-text of an anonymous poem published in the Sydney Gazette on 18 November 1823.
Full-text of the poem entitled 'On the Death of Maj. Gen. Macquarie, The Late Much Lamented Governor of Australia.' composed by Charles Tomson (1807-1883). Published in Sydney in 1826.
Full-text of the 443-word poem 'Australasia' composed by William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872). Published in London in 1823, with a Dedication to former governor Lachlan Macquarie. This is the first book of verse by a native-born Australian poet.
Biographical profile: John Maclaine (c1792-1818) - cousin of Lachlan Macquarie and nephew of Elizabeth Macquarie.
Transcript from the Sydney Gazette for 1 June 1811 announcing the establishment of the Castle Hill Lunatic Asylum.
Complete transcripts of Lachlan Macquarie's journal of his European tour between 30 November 1822 and 29 July 1823. The travelling party included Elizabeth Macquarie, Lachlan Jnr, Robert Meiklejohn, (tutor to Lachlan Jnr.), Fanny (maidservant to Mrs. Macquarie), and 'George Jarvis', Macquarie's Indian-born manservant. Countries visited: France, Italy and Switzerland.
Transcript from the Sydney Gazette for 23 February 1811
New MAPS section indicating some of the places and geographic regions visited by Lachlan Macquarie — and described in his writings.
Transcript from the Caledonian Mercury for 10 November 1851 describing the proceedings and outcome of the High Court trial in Edinburgh on 3-7 November 1851 challenging the validity of the last Will and Testament of Lachlan Macquarie Jnr. [who died in May 1845].
Transcript of the last surviving letter in Elizabeth Macquarie's handwriting 9 January 1835
Transcript of a letter describing the death of Elizabeth Macquarie on 11 March 1835
Transcript from the Sydney Herald for 14 May 1832
Transcripts from the Sydney Gazette for 4 January 1817 and 1 November 1817 detailing the publication and later controversy surrounding the 'Philo Free' letter in which the reputation of the Reverend Samuel Marsden was impuned.
New ARTEFACT section describing the 1807 sword belonging to Lachlan Macquarie.
New ARTEFACT section describing a set of gold pendant earrings attributed to Elizabeth Macquarie.
Latest LEMA partners: the National Museum of Australia and the National Library of Australia.
September 2008Biographical profile of the military officer and artist: George Hutchins Bellasis (1778-1822).
Biographical profile of the artist: William Daniell (1769-1837).
New GALLERY section for the island of St. Helena.
Transcripts from Macquarie's Letterbook; extracts from the 1809, 1810, 1813, 1818, and 1820 Sydney Gazette; and the 1814 Coronial Inquest into the death the infant, Charles Thomas.
August 2008Biographical profile of Daniel Moowattin (c.1791-1816).
Biographical profile of the military officer and artist:
James Taylor (c.1783-1829).
Transcripts from the 1814 and 1816 Sydney Gazette.