Postcards from Liverpool (NSW)

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Statue of Governor Macquarie

The statue of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who founded the suburb in 1810, is situated at the corner of Scott and Macquarie Street. Notice that part of his body is missing! More about this fact later....

(Macquarie's Statue)

"...and I named it Liverpool..." - Lachlan Macquarie

The City of Liverpool is located 32 kilometres south-west of Sydney. This interesting old city was founded on 7th November, 1810, by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who was in charge of the Colony of New South Wales from 1810 to 1822. The site chosen was on the high western bank of the Georges River, where the town would be beyond the reach of flooding. He wrote in his journal:

"We landed near Laycock's house, and having surveyed the ground and found it in every respect eligible and fit for the purpose, i determined to erect a township on it, and named it Liverpool, in honour of the earl of that title."