Macquarie Mausoleum

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The Macquarie Mausoleum is on the west side of the Isle of Mull by the very small village of Gruline, 14 miles northwest of the main ferry port of Craignure, 13 miles southwest of Tobermory. Postcode: PA71 6HS.

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The image top is of the car park next to the main road with about a one mile walk from the car park to the Mausoleum.

The Mausoleum is situated in a country estate with a wall all around, for Lachlan Macquarie and his family, who helped establish much of New South Wales in Australia.

1400s - the Macquarie family owned the Islands of Ulva, Gometra, Staffa, and a large estate on Mull.

1761 - Lachlan Macquarie was born on the small island of Ulva, next to Mull.

1776 - he joined the army and served in North America, Egypt, and India, eventually becoming a Major-General.

1793 - he married Jane Jarvis in Bombay / India.

1796 - Jane died of tuberculosis in Macao / China.

1807 - Macquarie married Elizabeth Henrietta Campbell, daughter of John Campbell of Airds.

1808 - he founded the village of Salen on Mull.

1808 - his 3 month old daughter Jane died.

1809 to 1821 - he was Governor-General of New South Wales in Australia.

Along with his wife, they helped convict settlements to build new prosperous lives in Australia.

While Governor-General in Australia, he opened up the whole of the eastern seaboard, with many places named after his family such as Macquarie River, Lachlan River, Mount Macquarie, Lake Macquarie, Macquarie Pass, and Macquarie Island.

1814 - their son Lachlan was born.

1821? - ill health and bickering from politicians, led to Macquarie returning to the UK with his wife and son Lachlan.

1824 - Macquarie died in London with his body returned to Mull for burial.

The Mausoleum at Jarvisfield is said to have been built by the Drummond's, a family with connections to the Macquarie's, who had taken control of the Macquarie Estate on Mull.

1835 - Elizabeth died at Gruline House on Mull, leading to her being laid to rest in the Mausoleum with her husband and daughter.

1845 - their son Lachlan died with him being laid to rest in the Mausoleum as well.

1948 - the Mausoleum site was gifted by Lady Yarborough, owner of the Jarvisfield estate, to the people of New South Wales through the Royal Australian Historical Society.

2002 - the National Trust for Scotland, with funding by the Macquarie Bank in Australia, restored the tomb and surrounding ground.



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