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 Henry Parkes

Henry Parkes

Birth
Canley, Metropolitan Borough of Coventry, West Midlands, England
Death 27 Apr 1896 (aged 80)
Annandale, Inner West Council, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains City, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial ID 11957 · View Source
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Australian Prime Minister. He was instrumental in Australia becoming a Federation of States. Five times Prime Minister of the Colony of New South Wales. Arrived in Australia in 1839. Worked as a farmhand, customs officer, bone and ivory turner, proprietor of the "Empire" newspaper. Member of New South Wales Parliament 1854 to 1894. Sir Henry Parkes is especially remembered for his efforts to develop New South Wales education and railways, and his work for federation earned him the title of "Father of Federation".


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Parkes (27 May 1815–27 Apr 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11957, citing Sir Henry Parkes Cemetery, Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains City, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .