Sue Williams – ELIZABETH & ELIZABETH
28 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Geelong Regional Libraries for this online Australian Heritage Festival event with author Sue Williams. She tells the story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony. One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent buildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur, a dangerous enemy of the establishment, who is herself credited with creating Australia’s wool industry.