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Thomas Makdougall Brisbane - Records
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
MS 4036
Date Range
1812 - 1858

Governor of New South Wales 1821-1825. During this period a nominee council was set up to assist the governor. He instituted many reforms in line with Commissioner Bigge's reports; abolished censorship of the press, land grants to people who would work it, systematised convict administration, set up a supreme court and allowed trial by jury in certain cases, reformed the currency. Had a lifelong interest in astronomy and built an observatory at Parramatta, and left his instruments and scientific library to the Colony.

4 boxes (0.56 m)
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