Alexander Macleay was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1767, and arrived in Sydney in 1826 with his wife and six unmarried daughters.

As Colonial Secretary, Macleay became one of the pre-eminent citizens of Sydney – right-hand man to the Governor; one of the leading amateur scientists in the colony; and owner of the finest house in the colony, Elizabeth Bay House.

During this candlelit tour of his magnificent home, visitors will learn how this hardworking civil servant from Ross-shire ended up on the other side of the world, bringing with him the world’s foremost private collection of butterflies and moths.

Discover Macleay’s lasting legacies to Sydney, including the introduction of the jacaranda and wisteria, and join us for a wee dram of whisky in the cellars.

Ages 18+

Bookings essential

Book online or call SLM Bookings on 02 8239 2211

General $40
Concession $35
Members $30

Refreshments included

Licensed event suitable for adults 18+

When & Where

Friday 23 August 2019 6.30PM–8.30PM

Elizabeth Bay House

7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
+61 2 9356 3022

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