The Father of Australia
Drama-documentary starring Clive Russell as Lachlan Macquarie, governor of the British penal colony that would eventually become 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.