The Hebridean island of Ulva is to be bought by a community group including its remaining inhabitants and those of nearby north-west Mull.
When I heard the news yesterday, 11 May 2018, my ears perked up. Not just because it’s an interesting event, but becausethe Isle of Ulva is where Lachlan Macquarie, the ‘Father of Australia’ and the patron of my ancestor, Nicholas Delaney, was born in 1762.
Australia’s National Trust has, press reports say, offered to help promote tourism to Ulva to see the former Governor’s birthplace. I’m guessing this would be the New South Wales NT, though I haven’t seen anything to prove or disprove this yet. It would be logical, since this Trust has cared for the Macquarie Mausoleum on Mull for over 50 years.
Read more about Nicholas Delaney’s work for Governor Lachlan Macquarie:
Making roads for Macquarie
At the heart of Sydney
Did Nicholas build the oldest bridge in Australia?
Family myths, cover-ups – what did Nicholas Delaney really do?
Wealth for Toil
Australia’s oldest bridge revisited
Nicholas Delaney and the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney