The Politician : Sir Henry Parkes single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1940-1954... 1940-1954 The Politician : Sir Henry Parkes
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Sir Henry Parkes founded The Empire newspaper in 1850 which encouraged discussion of the abolition of transportation, the securing of a liberal constitution, and easy access to land for farmers. Entering the Legislative Council in 1854, Parkes introduced the Public Schools Act in 1866 and encouraged the establishment of schools and cultural institutions throughout settled Australia. Although his policies were often vague and full of contradictions, Parkes was widely admired in his day and, following his death, for his contribution to achieving the Federation of Australia.

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    y National Portraits Vance Palmer , Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1940 Z1375812 1940 selected work biography Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1954 pg. 65-74
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