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
Buried
Faulconbridge Cemetery
1896
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
1839
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.