The Startling Story of Lachlan Macquarie: Founding Father or Failure? – Sedunary, Michael

<p>The Startling Story of Lachlan Macquarie: Founding Father or Failure?</p>

Title

The Startling Story of Lachlan Macquarie: Founding Father or Failure?

Author

Sedunary, Michael

Illustrator

Emmerichs, Bern

Publisher

Berbay Publishing

Published Date

2017

Annotation

This is a story of Australia’s Colonial history and that of Lachlan Macquarie as the Governor of New South Wales. His story also includes how Australia’s society developed and ongoing social issues such as the emergence of cultural diversity.  Macquarie’s achievements and weaknesses are outlined including his behaviour towards the Australian Aborigines. Some individuals in important positions had convict backgrounds, adding interest. Readers are encouraged to question the ideas prevalent at the time. In this picture book, the images are produced on porcelain tile and are highly detailed and appealing.

Key Concepts

Conflict, Cross cultural relations, History

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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