Item #CL194-63 Reciprocal Log-rolling [Henry Parkes, Centennial Park]. Livingston Hopkins, Amer./Aust.
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Reciprocal Log-rolling [Henry Parkes, Centennial Park]

c1887. Pen and ink, signed lower right, captioned in ink in image and in pencil below, 27.5 x 45.7cm. Minor perforations, paper loss and repaired tears, slight foxing and ink stains. Laid down on acid-free paper.

Captions in ink read “Centennial graveyard scheme” and “Payment of Members Bill.” The two main figures depicted are NSW Premier Henry Parkes (1815-1896) and politician Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901). This illustration appeared on page 18 of The Bulletin, 9 July 1887.

Centennial Park was created by the Centennial Celebrations Act 1887 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the colony. The creation of the park was championed by Henry Parkes, who stated “this grand park is emphatically the people’s park, and you must always take as much interest in it as if by your own hands you had planted the flowers, the park will be one of the grandest adornments to this beautiful country.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL194-63

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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