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Blog post from Sunday, 27 April, 2014

[Sir Henry Parkes], c. 1887 / P. Spence

On this day in 1896, Sir Henry Parkes died. A journalist, statesman and five-time New South Wales Premier, he was an early supporter of Federation and is generally regarded as one of Australia’s Founding Fathers.

The Library holds an extensive collection of his papers, including correspondence, speeches and diaries.