Why was governor Macquarie chosen to be governor?

Lachlan Macquarie was a man who showed through his military record that he upheld high standards of order and discipline.

Macquarie joined the army when he was only 14, and he gained a lot of experience through his involvement in a number of campaigns in North America, India and Egypt.

When the British government was looking for a new Governor in its outlying post of New South Wales in 1808, Macquarie's military training and vision for organisation and discipline made him an ideal candidate to restore order to the colony, which was still in some disarray following the Rum Rebellion against deposed Governor William Bligh.
Lachlan Macquarie was a man who showed through his military record that he upheld high standards of order and discipline.

Macquarie joined the army when he was only 14, and he gained a lot of experience through his involvement in a number of campaigns in North America, India and Egypt.

When the British government was looking for a new Governor in its outlying post of New South Wales in 1808, Macquarie's military training and vision for organisation and discipline made him an ideal candidate to restore order to the colony, which was still in some disarray following the Rum Rebellion against deposed Governor William Bligh.