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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.

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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.

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The first NSW Military Unit with a Scottish Association was The Duke of Edinburgh's Highlanders formed in 1868. The Unit wore a kilt of Black Watch tartan and became known as the Highland Brigade before it was disbanded in 1878, following a decline in numbers caused by curtailment of new enrolment by Sir Henry Parkes, then the Premier of New South Wales. Prio r to this, the Volunteer Act of 1867 provided for the granting of 50 acres of freehold land to any volunteer who gave five years…

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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.

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Henry Parkes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Australia 1989 Australian Radio Service Fine Mint

1986 Australia Day Sir Henry Parkes Fine Mint SG 1228 Scott 1162 Other Australian Stamps HERE

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