Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Mrs Macquarie, was the wife of colonel Lachlan Macquarie (31 January, 1762-1 July, 1824), the sixth Governor of New South Wales, who is regarded by many, as the real founder of Australia.
The spot we call today, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, situated in the Royal Botanic Gardens, used to be the favorite retreat place for Mrs Macquarie. As Governor Macquarie, liked people to name places after him, the headland were his wife used to spend time, was named: Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
The place has no historical significance, but offers one of the best views of the Sydney Harbour, and represents a good photographic opportunity.
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How to get there
Mrs Macquarie's Chair is part of The Royal Botanic Gardens and is easily accessed from Circular Quay train station (20min walk via the Botanic Garden). Sydney Explorer bus line has a stop at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Web Site: Royal Botanic Garden
Hours of Operation
The Royal Botanic Garden and Domain are open 24 hours a day every day of the year, and entry is free*. See Royal Botanic Garden
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