#OnThisDay 28 December 1850 Henry Parkes established the 'Empire' newspaper. The newspaper was a success and it was soon published daily, allowing Parkes to comment on day-to-day politics.
Parkes was elected to Parliament in 1854 and was Premier of NSW on several occasions. He was an strong advocate for the federation of the six colonies of Australia and is often referrred to as the 'Father of Federation'.
We hold a number of records relating to newspapers:
- NRS 12999: Newspaper affidavits and recognizances, 1837-1973
- NRS 13000: Registers of newspaper recognizances and affidavits, 1863-1963
- NRS 13001: Alphabetical index cards of newspaper records, 1963-1973