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A really life-like statue, standing and calling out to the town from its central intersection. Opened by PM Bob Hawke. more »
This statue is very well done and looks amazing. At the end/start of the main street not far from Cooke Park. You could park near Cooke park and walk to this. Worth seeing. more »
A befitting tribute to one of the key "Fathers of Federation". The statue of Sir Henry Parkes is located in a prominent position in the central business district of Parkes. There are small water jets around the base of the statue that stream water up a short height from the ground. The actual statue itself depicts Sir Henry Parkes in a pose, that one could argue, expresses the great foresight he had in pushing for the former colonies to federate together as the Commonwealth of Australia. A landmark that you can't miss, and a great photo spot.
The town of Parkes was named after Sir Henry Parkes (1815 -1896), who was a Premier of NSW. He is sometimes called the "Father of Federation". This statue stands in the centre of Parkes, at the junction of Clarinda Street, Welcome Street and Dalton Street.
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