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In The Guardian Australia online this week there has appeared an article that asks the question: 'Was Governor Lachlan Macquarie a terrorist?' Paul Daley writes: 'The colonial frontier was a violent location and many people suffered and died. Colonialism wreaked havoc on many cultures around the globe'. Was Governor Macquarie any better or worse than any other colonial administrator? Over next 150 years it is estimated that over 20,000 Aboriginal Australians were massacred in frontier wars. Is it fair to pick on Macquarie?