New South Wales 's Impact On Social And Economic Development

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New South Wales was given self-government because of social, economical and political development in the 19th century that would change society. In 1810, Lachlan Macquarie became the Governor of New South Wales creating tremendous impact for social and economic development. Macquarie was the last autocratic Governor of New South Wales from 1819-1821, as New South Wales would transition from a penal colony to a self-governed society. Macquarie established economic growth in many forms as public works, churches and charitable institutions creating employment and commerce. He also sought a strong relationship with the Aborigines that helped create peace unity with the Europeans that would settle in New South Wales. In 1810-1850, the social and political development in New South Wales saw a rise in squattocracy and the formation of political groups in Sydney with new demands. It remains significant to explore why New South Wales was given self-government with focus social and political development that would change creating economic growth to form a new society.
From 1810 to 1821, New South Wales was governed by Lachlan Macquarie who later would be called “The Father of Australia”. Macquarie was among the first military governors of New South Wales and the last aristocratic governor of this territory. Macquarie vision was to transform New South Wales from a traditional penal convict establishment to a society that was more reflective of the English lifestyle. Macquarie…
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