25 Jul 1839 - Henry Parkes arr. in Sydney

#OnThisDay 25 July 1839 Henry Parkes arrived in Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye. The entry in the shipping list shows that he was 24 years old and a turner. His wife, Clarinda was 23 and a dressmaker. 

Parkes made his famous speech, the 'Tenterfield Oration', in favour of Federation in October 1889. 


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