130th anniversary of the Tenterfield Oration

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Thursday October 24, 1889 - a defining moment in our nation’s history.

Old photograph of Sir Henry Parkes


Image courtesy of: National Museum of Australia 

Sir Henry Parkes, the five-term Premier of New South Wales, made his now famous speech at the Tenterfield School of Arts, where he appealed directly to the people of Australia to federate under a single national government.

A school resource including a worksheet relating to Tenterfield Oration can be found here.



Page reviewed 22 October 2019
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