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Varney Parkes (1857 - 1935)

 

Biographical Note

Varney Parkes (1859-1935), architect and parliamentarian, was born at Ryde, Sydney, the son of Sir Henry Parkes and his first wife Clarinda. He was educated partly at public schools and partly at The King's School, Parramatta. In 1879 he was a cadet in the Colonial Architect's Office and received a diploma in 1880 when he resigned to form and architectural partnership with C.H.E. Blackman.

In March 1883 Parkes married Mary Cameron Murray who died five months later. In December 1884 he married secondly her sister Isabella Murray.

Parkes was elected a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seats of Central Cumberland (1885-1888), East Sydney (1891-1894), and Canterbury (1894-1900, 1907-1913). He was appointed Postmaster-General (1898-1899). [ref:ADB 11]

 

Papers

Title

 Parkes family - papers of the Parkes family and related families, 1874-1923
 

Creator

Parkes, Varney, 1857 - 1935
 

Call No.

MLMSS 2421

Title

 Sir Henry Parkes - papers, 1833-1896
 

Creator

Parkes, Varney, 1857 - 1935
 

Call No.

A 1052

Title

 Varney Parkes - illuminated addresses, 1899-1914
 

Creator

Parkes, Varney, 1857 - 1935
 

Call No.

*D180

Title

 Varney Parkes - marriage certificate, 1884
 

Creator

Parkes, Varney, 1857 - 1935
 

Call No.

MLDOC 255

Political Service

Party

Liberal Party of Australia
 

Party

Freetrade
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Central Cumberland 1885-1888
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

East Sydney 1891-1894
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Canterbury 1894-1900
 

House

Member of Legislative Assembly

Electorate

Canterbury 1907-1913
 
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