Location : 548.389
Situated 550 metres off the road Gruline - Knock section of the B8035.
Memorial Stone 1 Transcription
Turris Fortis Mihi Deus Here, in the hope of a glorious resurrection lie the remains of the late Major General Lachlan Macquarie of Jarvisfield who was born 31st January 1761 and died at London, on the 1st of July, 1824. The private virtues and amiiadle disposition with which he was endowed rendered him at once a most beloved husband, father and master and a most endearing friend. He entered the army at the age of fifteen and though out the period of 47 years spent in the public service was uniformly characterized by amimated zeal for his profession, active benevolence and generosity which knew no bounds. He was appointed Govenor of New South Wales A.D. 1809 and for twelve years fulfilled the duties of that station with eminent ability and success. His services in that capicity jave justly attached a lasting honor to his name. The wisdom, liberality and benevolence of all the measure of his administration his respect for all the ordinances of religion anfd the ready assistance which he gave to every charitable institution the unwearied assiduity with which he sought to promote the welfare of all classes of the community. The rapid improvement of the colony under his auspices and the high estimation in which both his character and government were held rendered him truly deserving of the appellation by which he has been distringuished "The Father of Australia".
Memorial Stone 2 Transcription
Within this vault rest the mortal remains of the late Major General Macquarie of Jarvisfield, who died in London, on the 1st July 1824. His wife Elizabeth Henrietta Campbell, who died at Jarvisfield, on the 17th of March 1835 their Daughter Jane Jarvis, who died in Perth, on the 5th December 1808, aged 3 months and their son Lachlan, who died at Craignish Castle on the 7th of May 1845 aged 32. "I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth." Job xix xxv
Small brass plaque
1989 Loving Memory
This grave was visited by your Australia relatives. Lachlan and Janice Campbell Macquarie 14 Kalimma Ave, Horsham, Vic., Australia 3400
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