1810: Expanding Sydney

1810: Expanding Sydney examined Macquarie’s vision for the development of colonial Sydney from an unruly penal colony to a nation in which convicts, emancipists and free settlers could forge a new life of financial independence from Britain.

Macquarie’s plan was to open up vast tracts of land in New South Wales through the issue of land grants.

This exhibition uncovered the people he employed, the tools he used to map and survey and how Macquarie developed the land administration system that brought his vision to life.

Presented by the Land and Property Management Authority in association with Sydney Living Museums.

10 April 2010 - 6 June 2010