Alexander Macleay

Spines of Burney's 'South sea voyages'

The Elizabeth Bay House 'lost' library project

Following an extensive hunt, almost 300 volumes from the long dispersed Macleay family library have been returned to the bookshelves at Elizabeth Bay House

The sofa in the morning room at Elizabeth Bay House
Museum stories

The finest house

In 1835 colonial secretary Alexander Macleay set about building the ultimate trophy house, a shimmering, classical styled jewel box, perched in rugged bushland on the northern side of present day Potts Point, high above Elizabeth Bay with majestic views across Sydney harbour and beyond