Key People

Over the period from about 1790 until the 1840, there were several Governors of the Colony who gave impetus to the road building program. Their involvement will be part of the story which is being presented in the History of the Great North Road. Two men acted as Governor for a period between the departure of one Governor and the arrival of his replacement. Their period in power did not help some aspects of the development of the Colony though some of the work they did was important to the future of the country.

During the same period, Surveyor-Generals were an important part of the planning for the construction of main roads in New South Wales. They gave vital attention to the exploration of the hinterland of the Colony. Their names appear regularly throughout the story of the Great North Road. 

You can learn more about the Key People who were involved in the Great North Road in this section.

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