Parkes, Henry

The preeminent politician of nineteenth-century Sydney, who was a minister, premier and one of the architects of Australian federation.

Milestone
Born
Warwickshire, England
27 May 1815
Arrived Sydney
25 Jul 1839
Died
Annandale
27 Apr 1896
Occupation
14 May 1872 - 08 Feb 1875
22 Mar 1877 - 16 Aug 1877
21 Dec 1878 - 04 Jan 1883
20 Jan 1887 - 16 Jan 1889
08 Mar 1889 - 22 Oct 1891
Position
01 May 1854 - 29 Feb 1856
13 Mar 1856 - 05 Jul 1895
Property
Occupied
1860 - 1872
Occupied
1888 - 1892
Occupied
1892 - 1896
Relationship
Parent of
Parent of
Relative of
Parent of
Spouse
11 Jul 1836 - 02 Feb 1888
Spouse
1889 - 1895
Spouse
24 Oct 1895 - 1896

Parkes, Henry

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2008

Arriving in Sydney 1839, friendless and with a young family, Parkes went into business, but also began a political career that lasted over 40 years. He influenced nearly every aspect of colonial government, taking a particular interest in education, and was the driving force for Australian Federation, though he did not live to see it.