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John Macarthur


Lieutenant in the New South Wales corps, 1789; arrived in Sydney in 1790. Captain, 1795–1804. Established a farm at Parramatta, where he introduced merino sheep. Cultivated vines and olives at Camden, New South Wales. A member of the first legislative council of New South Wales, 1825–31.


Aust. dict. biog.



Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.

DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.