Sir Henry Parkes, GCMG (27 May 1815 – 27 April 1896) was a statesman and politician who is considered the Father of the Australian Federation. As the earliest advocate of a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia, a precursor to the Commonwealth of Australia, he was the most prominent of the Australian Founding Fathers.
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1856 No party Sydney Cowper I – 3 Henry Parker 3 October 7 ... September 1857 No party Parramatta Parker – (2) II Charles Cowper 7 September 26 ... October 1859 No ...
... Dibbs None 1882—1885 Bernhardt Holtermann None 1882—1885 Henry Parkes None 1885—1887 Isaac Ives None 1885—1887 Free Trade 1887—1889 Free Trade 1887—1889 Three members (1889—1894 ...
... Parkes's literary work includes six volumes of verse, Stolen Moments (1842), Murmurs of the Stream (1857), Studies in Rhyme (1870), The Beauteous Terrorist and Other Poems (1885), Fragmentary Thoughts (1889 ... It has been the general practice to laugh at Parkes's poetic efforts, and it is true that his work could sometimes be almost unbelievably bad ... after his death, An Emigrant's Home Letters, a small collection of Parkes's letters to his family in England between 1838 and 1843, was published at Sydney ...
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