Lachlan Macquarie: The Father of Australia (2011)

Biography of Lachlan Macquarie and his wife, Elizabeth, who arrived to govern the colony of New South Wales in Australia in 1810. In just over a decade, the couple transformed the prison colony into a proto nation.

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Les Wilson

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David Tennant ... Narrator
Grace Karskens Grace Karskens ... Self - University of New South Wales (as Professor Grace Karskens)
Tom Devine Tom Devine ... Self - University of Edinbugh (as Professor Tom Devine)
Meg Douglass Meg Douglass ... Self - Local Historian Mull
Robin Walsh Robin Walsh ... Self - Macquarie University
Jo Currie Jo Currie ... Self - Author, 'Mull the Island and its People'
Alan Atkinson Alan Atkinson ... Self - St Paul's College University of Sydney (as Professor Alan Atkinson)
Paul Brunton Paul Brunton ... Self - State Library of New South Wales
Marie Sullivan Marie Sullivan ... Self - Architect of 'Macquarie 2010'
Marie Bashir Marie Bashir ... Self - Governor of New South Wales (as Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO)
John Maynard John Maynard ... Self - University of Newcastle New South Wales (as Professor John Maynard)
James Spigelman James Spigelman ... Self - Chief Justice of New South Wales (as The Honourable James Spigelman AC)
Clive Russell ... Lachlan Macquarie
Julie Wilson Nimmo Julie Wilson Nimmo ... Elizabeth Macquarie
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Commissioner Bigge (as Lewis Fitzgerald)
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Biography of Lachlan Macquarie and his wife, Elizabeth, who arrived to govern the colony of New South Wales in Australia in 1810. In just over a decade, the couple transformed the prison colony into a proto nation.

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In ten years he turned a prison colony into the foundation of a nation

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2011 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD509,000 (estimated)
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