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Parkes (ACT 2600) Suburb Information

Suburb History


Parkes was named after Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896) who was a Legislator, Federalist and one of the Founders of the Constitution. Sir Henry became Premier of New South Wales in 1872 who advocated union of the Australian colonies from 1867. He died in 1896 before the first Federal Parliament.

Street Naming Theme

Street names in the Parkes are based on monarchs and constitutional references.