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Mrs Macquarie’s Pen

In Her Own Words: The Writings of Elizabeth Macquarie, transcribed and edited by Robin Walsh. Exisle Publishing in association with Macquarie University, 2011, 264 pages, $59.95  Fittingly, Lachlan Macquarie received a great deal of attention during the 2010 bicentenary of his governorship of New South Wales. Now, Robin Walsh has allowed Macquarie’s loyal and supportive wife Elizabeth to tell her story, and no one could be better qualified for the task. Walsh is the curator of the Lachlan Macquarie room at Macquarie University Library and is responsible for the vast Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie digital archive (LEMA, at www.lib.mq.edu.au/digital/lema). In Her…

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