Macquarie breaks down Aboriginal hostility

Lachlan Macquarie, leaving the colony, claims that he has broken down Aboriginal hostility with a combination of military attacks and humane treatment and compensated dispossessed Aborigines with land grants, boats, feasts, gorgets and blankets. (Macquarie, Journal, MS A744, 15 February 1822.)

  • Lachlan Macquarie stone
  • Government House, Parramatta