THE FRIENDS OF ELIZABETH MACQUARIE – A NEW WORLD

THE FRIENDS OF ELIZABETH MACQUARIE  - A NEW WORLD

At the end of  PART ONE of this story, we left  Miss Elizabeth Campbell  fretting over her fiance Lachlan Macquarie’s lack of eagerness to return from army duties in  India.  Clearly something  had to be done. Fortuitously, Henrietta Meredith had a friend and family connection by the

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MRS MACQUARIE AND THE MYSTERY OF ST JOHN’S TWIN SPIRES

MRS MACQUARIE AND THE MYSTERY OF ST JOHN'S TWIN  SPIRES

APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE, THIS STORY IS A BIT COMPLICATED! When St John’s church at Parramatta  (New South Wales)  was being remodelled circa 1817, Elizabeth Macquarie offered some advice to the project’s architect, Lieutenant John Watts (1786-1873). In 1895 Watt’s daughter, Mrs M.E. Bagot wrote; ‘Mrs Macquarie produced

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