Sir Henry Parkes, known in Australian history as the Father of Federation. "Sir Henry was typical of a wide range of 19th century politicians, but his very special ability to appreciate the importance of the action he was taking and his vision of a strong and united Australia certainly made the people believe that he was, indeed, 'The Man of the Hour'."

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation « Craig Hill

Australian history

An 1899 suggested version, and the Australian Federation Flag

School texts for Australian History

School texts for Australian History

Australian Federation

Australian Federation

Funeral Procession of Sir Henry Parkes at Central Railway Station, Sydney 1896. Sir Henry Parkes, GCMG was regarded as the Father of the Australian Federation.

Funeral Procession of Sir Henry Parkes at Central Railway Station, Sydney Sir Henry Parkes, GCMG was regarded as the Father of the Australian Federation.

G.C.M.G., insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; collar with badge ans star.

Order of St Michael & St George - Knight Grand Cross set of insignia of Sir Henry Parkes (R. Garrard & Co.

Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia from August 29th – October 7th 1941 (40 days, Australia's fourth shortest-serving Prime Minister). Australia entered the war on September 3rd, 1939, shortly after Britain declared war. http://vrroom.naa.gov.au/records/?ID=27527

Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia from August – October

Sir Edmund Barton - Australia's first Prime Minister

Waverley Cemetery NSW contains the grave of Sir Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime minister, 1901

G.C.M.G., insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; ribbon, badge and star.

, insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes awarded in R. Garrard & Co. ribbon, badge and star.

G.C.M.G., insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; star, 90 mm. dia. Obv.

, insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes awarded in R. Garrard & Co.

G.C.M.G., insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; badge, 130mm x 85mm. Obv.

, insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes awarded in R. Garrard & Co. badge, x Obv.

Statue of Sir Henry Parkes in Parkes, New South Wales

Statue of Sir Henry Parkes in Parkes, New South Wales

Fathers of australian federation.

Need for Consittutional Reform by Matthew Mitchell

A £50 note featured Sir Henry Parkes, while a £100 note featured Sir Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime Minister. These designs were to symbolise Australia's Federation. Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896) became known as the 'Father of Federation', in recognition of his efforts in the last decade of his life to advance the cause of nationhood.

A £50 note featured Sir Henry Parkes, while a £100 note featured Sir Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime Minister. These designs were to symbolise Australia's Federation. Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896) became known as the 'Father of Federation', in recognition of his efforts in the last decade of his life to advance the cause of nationhood.

Springwood Historians: Politicians - Sir Henry Parkes' wife, Clarinda

Henry Parkes at his home at Faulconbridge Funeral Procession at Central Railway Station Henry Parkes Grave in Faulconbridge Ceme.

G.C.M.G., insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; collar in oval wooden case, 280mm x 213mm.

, insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes awarded in R. Garrard & Co. collar in oval wooden case, x

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