Fathers of australian federation.

Fathers of australian federation.

Parkes Observatory Dish in NSW. I've been there! Great place to visit ! Much impressed

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Parkes Observatory Dish in NSW. I've been there! Great place to visit ! Much impressed

Sir Henry Parkes, architect of federation

Sir Henry Parkes, architect of federation

Henry Parkes, documents or..

Henry Parkes, documents or..

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…

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…

S.H.P Memorial School of Arts, Tenterfield NSW

S.H.P Memorial School of Arts, Tenterfield NSW

G.C.M.G.,  insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes  (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; Badge, star & ribbon in wooden case, 28 x 15.2 cm.

G.C.M.G., insignia of the Knight Grand Cross Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), awarded in 1888. R. & S. Garrard & Co.; Badge, star & ribbon in wooden case, 28 x 15.2 cm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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