Category Archives: Macquarie

Sarah Marshall 200: convict ship Friendship II

200 years ago Sarah Marshall arrived in New South Wales on the convict transport ship Friendship II. What happened? Continue reading

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John Simpson 200: convict ship Ocean II

200th anniversary of convict John Simpson arriving in NWS from the Ocean II on 16 January 1818 Continue reading

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Did Nicholas build the oldest bridge in Australia?

If you visit the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, take a few minutes to look for a small bridge over a stream near the Wollemi Pine, ‘Australia’s homegrown Christmas tree’, close to the information booth. This is the Macquarie Culvert. … Continue reading

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At the heart of Sydney

‘One of the most historically significant urban spaces in Sydney and Australia’. That’s how another of Nicholas Delaney’s building projects has been described by New South Wales’s Office of Environment and Heritage. It’s Macquarie Place. Just over a fortnight after … Continue reading

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Making roads for Macquarie

Staying in New South Wales for this post, I’ll be looking at Nicholas Delaney’s road building for Governor Lachlan Macquarie. There are no records to show exactly when Nicholas began working on the roads of the new colony.  He had … Continue reading

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