Lachlan Macquarie the governor of New South Wales (1810-1821). Governor Macquarie was responsible for the
construction of Sydney's first public buildings and was responsible for setting the boundaries of Sydney's grid of
streets. Macquarie had great ambitions for the new settlement and together with ex-convict architect Francis
Greenaway set about to change the face of the city. Some critised the rather extravagant buildings being
constructed in a pioneer settlement whilst many saw the once chaotic settlement turn into a town of beauty.
Extravagant, ambitious or just plain crazy Macquarie and Greenaway left a lasting impression on the city that can
only be admired and respected today.