Parkes, Henry

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Sir Henry Parkes (1815–1896); politician and journalist.

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Sir Henry Parkes (1815–1896; Oxford DNB); politician and journalist in Australia. Emigrated to New South Wales in 1839, becoming involved in liberal politics in the 1840s; first became premier in 1872, holding the position five times. Founded the newspaper The Empire (1850–58); also published poetry, travel writing and autobiographical writings. Appointed a Vice-President of the Society of Authors.

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Ashton, Julian Rossi. Portrait of Sir Henry Parkes. Pencil. 1891. NPG 1480 © National Portrait Gallery, London. https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw04871/Sir-Henry-Parkes.

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“Parkes, Henry,” The History of the Society of Authors, 1884–1914, accessed May 30, 2024, https://historysoa.com/people/Parkes-Henry.

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