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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

about ...

Mrs Macquarie, was the wife of colonel Lachlan Macquarie (31 January, 1762-1 July, 1824), the sixth Governor of New South Wales, who is regarded by many, as the real founder of Australia.
Sydney Harbour viewed from Mrs Macquarie's Chair
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

The spot we call today, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, situated in the Royal Botanic Gardens, used to be the favorite retreat place for Mrs Macquarie. As Governor Macquarie, liked people to name places after him, the headland were his wife used to spend time, was named: Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

The place has no historical significance, but offers one of the best views of the Sydney Harbour, and represents a good photographic opportunity.

tourist information ...

How to get there
Mrs Macquarie's Chair is part of The Royal Botanic Gardens and is easily accessed from Circular Quay train station (20min walk via the Botanic Garden). Sydney Explorer bus line has a stop at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. See map.

Contact details:
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Web Site: Royal Botanic Garden

Hours of Operation:
The Royal Botanic Garden and Domain are open 24 hours a day every day of the year, and entry is free*. See Royal Botanic Garden for more up to date informations.
18 December
1894 - South Australia is the first colony to give women equal franchise with men.

1900 - The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia opened for traffic.
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