Author talk: Macquarie

Author talk: Macquarie

Author Talks

Did Macquarie sow the seeds of a great nation, or was he a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? Grantlee will discuss his new biography, Macquarie.

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Tuesday
29 October 2019 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Price

General Admission: $10.00
State Library Friends Members: Free

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Author talk: Macquarie

With Grantlee Kieza

Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia’s destiny, transforming the harsh, penal colony into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning society. Ambition brought him into conflict with the continent’ original landowners. A military operation intended to create terror among local Aboriginal people saw men, women and children brutally killed. So, did Macquarie sow the seeds of a great nation, or was he a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? Grantlee will discuss his new biography, Macquarie.

 


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