17 Nov 2010
If you have been following my blog then you would certainly be aware that Liverpool and surrounds has been celebrating our bicentenary this year. We’re part of the fourth oldest settlement in the country, and part of the celebrations should include the commemoration of Governor Macquarie. The Liverpool City Library has been holding a free exhibition since the beginning of this month, and I’d encourage you to get along!
Lots of us were forced to learn about Macquarie in primary school, and I’m sure for most it’s a dim, (maybe even boring) memory!
This new exhibit however is a chance to see how interesting our heritage can be by getting amongst the art and artefacts of the time – I’m sure it will bring the history to life for your kids if they’re studying it at school, and maybe even right the wrongs of your unpleasant recollection of colonial history.
There are some wonderful pieces from the State Library on show, including Macquarie’s journals, maps, watercolours of the area, an authentic portrait of the Governor, his travelling trunk and other personal items.