The Age of Macquarie: the colony of NSW 1810-1821

The Age of Macquarie looked at Governor Macquarie’s colony (1810-1821) and his achievements: the buildings of Francis Greenway, the paintings of Joseph Lycett and Richard Read, the exploration of the Western Plains, the founding of Australia’s first bank, Sunday schools and benevolent societies.

The exhibition featured items of exceptional rarity and historical importance from private and public collections, including colonial-manufactured silver, furniture, costumes, paintings, drawings, manuscripts, medals, Macquarie memorabilia and rare books published and printed in the colony.

27 February 1992 - 17 May 1992
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