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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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DRUMMOND – PART ONE

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DRUMMOND - PART ONE

Dr Edward Drummond had undertaken his medical training in Edinburgh, and spent time in England and Italy. His entry in the 1886 Australian Medical Directory read ‘Formerly Physician Scots. Coll, Rome, Sidmouth Dispensary etc. ‘ He had recently arrived in Sydney from South Africa and was initially

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