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Enlightenment, empire and Lachlan Macquarie's journey through Persia and Russia


Page, A, Enlightenment, empire and Lachlan Macquarie's journey through Persia and Russia, History Australia, 6, (3) pp. 70.1-70.15. ISSN 1449-0854 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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In 1807 Lachlan Macquarie travelled to Britain from India via the Middle East and Russia. He was particularly impressed with the city of St Petersburg. Scholars have paid little attention to this journey, but this article argues that Macquarie’s 1807 travel journals shed light on his attitudes and values. In particular, it argues that St Petersburg and the workings of the Russian police state left a lasting impression that informed his conduct as governor in New South Wales.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Lachlan Macquarie, Persia, Russia, St Petersburg, governor, New South Wales
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Page, A (Dr Anthony Page)
ID Code:57010
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2009-06-12
Last Modified:2016-08-31
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