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Blog post from Monday, 30 March, 2015

On this day, March 30, 1816 Francis Greenway was appointed civil architect for the colony of New South Wales. Greenway was a convict, but Governor Lachlan Macquarie appointed him to design some of the significant buildings for the settlement, including Hyde Park Barracks, St James Church and Courthouse, and the stables at Government House.

The State Library of New South Wales holds manuscript collections relating to Francis Greenway, plus some plans and drawings of his buildings.

See more about Francis Greenway on the Discover Collections feature.