The Age of Macquarie

A view of part of Parramatta Port Jackson, J.W. Lewin, 1809. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales

” Around this time Matthew Flinders was exploring the coastline of New South Wales and New Holland. In 1802 – 1803 Finders circumnavigated the continent and was the first person to use the term Australia when referring to the whole continent of New Holland, New South Wales and Van Diemens Land. “

The Colony at Sydney Cove was closing to starving in the late 18th century, Macquarie took over in 1810, getting rid of Bligh etc. Australian rebellion! Good turmoil and opportunity.

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