Parkes, Henry (1815 - 1896)
Sir Henry Parkes was a controversal, populist and opportunistic politician and Premier in the second half of the nineteenth century in New South Wales. He is remembered chiefly for his support for the idea of Australian federation.
See A. W. Martin, 'Parkes, Sir Henry (1815 - 1896)', Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.
Created: 9 November 2004, Last modified: 21 June 2006