GOLDEN GIFTS FOR A GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER

GOLDEN GIFTS FOR A GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER

Mary Stewart (nee FitzRoy) was the only daughter of Governor Charles FitzRoy. She was living in England with her husband Keith Stewart when her mother, Lady FitzRoy, was killed in a tragic carriage accident at Government House, Parramatta in December 1847. At this point the Stewarts had

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Marianne, Governor Macquarie’s niece.

Marianne, Governor Macquarie's niece.

Marianne Macquarie was born on the Isle of Mull in 1820. She was the niece of Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of  New South Wales between 1810 and 1821.  Her father was Charles Macquarie, the governor’s only surviving brother.   Marianne’s mother and only  sister had both died when she

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NELLIE MELBA AND A ROYAL CAKE

NELLIE MELBA AND A ROYAL  CAKE

In 1928 the Australian government decided to present a Christmas cake to the Duke and Duchess of York. The main objective was to promote the nation’s agricultural products, the culmination of a year long initiative. All the ingredients used in the cake were produced in this country.

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