When Lachlan Macquarie was appointed Governor of New South Wales in 1810, Sydney was still a penal colony. By the time he returned to London in 1822, Australia had its first bank and currency, and Sydney was a free settlement with more than 250 new buildings. Here is the story of the man who changed Australia.
Michael Sedunary’s narrative is both informative and interactive; he poses questions and points out modern parallels. Bern Emmerichs’ extraordinary illustrations capture the lively naïveté of the painting and drawings of that time with the sophisticated, clever techniques of illustration today. The illustrations are all painted on large ceramic tiles that are individually fired between each layer of colour.
Category: Children's Reference, History
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Dimensions: 220 x 278 x 14 mm