Extending the Boundaries – celebrating the bicentenary of Lachlan Macquarie's Governorship
Extraordinary pieces from the Macquarie era will be revealed publicly for the first time at Cowra and Orange.
Come along to Cowra Library on Friday July 16 at 12 noon for a 12.30pm start or Orange City Libray at 6pm to meet Senior Curator, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, Paul Brunton (pictured) when he talks about the legacy of Lachlan Macquarie. He will also bring with him the letters of John Septimus Roe, 1807-1829, recently purchased by the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney.
This collection of 201 letters written by Roe to his family is the most significant early colonial archival material to come on the market in over 50 years. John Septimus Roe (1797-1878) is one of the most important surveyors of the Australian coast.
He will also bring along examples of the holey dollar and dump (the currency instigated by Macquarie); portraits of Macquarie and his wife Elizabeth, and manuscripts by Macquarie.
Please RSVP to Cowra or Orange Libraries if you wish to attend. The visit is supported by Westpac Bank and the State Library of NSW.