Meet Grantlee Kieza
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Young adults, Adults, Seniors
Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia’s destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning society. An egalitarian at heart, he also helped shape the nation’s character.
acquarie saw boundless potential in Britain’s convict refuse, some of whom, under his watch, went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, Macquarie’s ambitions for the colony (which he succeeded in having renamed ‘Australia’) could only bring him into conflict with the continent’s original landowners, and he was responsible for the death of several Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people.
So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? Join Grantlee Kieza as he discusses his new book, Macquarie.
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