MacQuarie Mausoleum By Loch Ba On History Visit To The Isle of Mull Inner Hebrides Scotland

Tour Scotland short travel clip with Scottish music, of the MacQuarie Mausoleum by Loch Ba, on ancestry, genealogy, history visit to the Island of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides. The mausoleum is the final resting place of Lachlan Macquarie, his wife Elizabeth and their children, Lachlan and Jane. Lachlan MacQuarie, Senior, was born nearby at Ulva Ferry in 1761 and died in 1824 after distinguished service as Governor of New South Wales, Australia. He was a Scottish Soldier and colonial administrator who had been appointed as governor of New South Wales in 1810. He took over a colony which was in a mutinous state, the Rum Rebellion had caused disruption and MacQuarie had to bring under control a population which included many convicts, land grabbers and monopolists. His rule of 11 years brought prosperity to the region but it took a toll on his health and he later returned to Britain where he died on 1st July 1824. MacQuarie is affectionately remembered as the father of Australia and his mausoleum was gifted in 1948 to the people of New South Wales. The monument is currently managed by the National Trust of Scotland on behalf of the people of New South Wales. Clan MacQuarrie, also MacQuarie, McQueary, McQuary, MacQuaire, MacGuarie, Macquarie, McCreary is an ancient Highland Scottish clan which owned the islands of Ulva, Staffa and Gometra as well as large tracts of land on the Isle of Mull, which are all located in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Clan MacQuarrie, Scottish Gaelic for: son of Guaire, is one of the seven Siol Alpin clans descended from the Kings of the Picts and Dál Riata. Clan MacQuarrie is one of the four oldest Highland clans and can trace its ancestry to 9th century Kenneth MacAlpine, the first King of Scots. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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