Sir Henry Parkes ~ Father of Many

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Day 355 of Colourisation Project – April 27

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. 

He is on our $5.00 note. The Times during his lifetime described him as “the most commanding figure in Australian politics.”

Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister, described him a little less flatteringly, saying that despite having “numerous pettinesses, spites and failings, he was in himself a large-brained self-educated Titan whose natural field was found in Parliament and whose resources of character and intellect enabled him in his later years to overshadow all his contemporaries.”

Sir Henry Parkes Bef & AftPhotographer Unknown Sir Henry Parkes c1867 – Coloured by Loredana Crupi

We know him as the “Father of Federation.” –Sir Henry Parkes, Premier of New South Wales and one of the most influential advocates of the Federation of Australia.

He was a major proponent for self-governance and instigator…

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