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The Father of Australia

Drama-documentary starring Clive Russell as Lachlan Macquarie and Julie Wilson Nimmo as Elizabeth.

Lachlan Macquarie, born into poverty on a small Hebridean island, rose to become governor - absolute ruler - of the British colony that would become Australia. He and his wife Elizabeth - Australia's first power couple - set a notorious penal colony on course to become a modern nation. Macquarie was brought down by powerful enemies in the colony, yet two and a half centuries after his birth he's an Australian hero.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 26 Jan 2011 21:00
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
NarratorDavid Tennant
DirectorLes Wilson
Lachlan MacquarieClive Russell
ElizabethJulie Wilson Nimmo