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28 Ib., pp. 265f & 257. 29 Wood: op. cit., p. 81. 30 Clark: op. cit., I p. 269 & 280f.

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Governor Macquarie then continued with unflagging zeal to promote the moral wellbeing of the inhabitants, explains Manning Clark. He built school-houses, believing that the establishment of respectable clergymen and schoolmasters greatly contributed to the morals of the lower orders of the people, and to the implanting of religious principles in the minds of the rising generation. The children in the settlements of New South Wales and its dependencies were encouraged to attend Sunday School, where they sang the words: