Watch Now – Henry Parkes and Saul Samuel: The Duo Who Preserved Australia’s Colonial History

Watch Now – Henry Parkes and Saul Samuel: The Duo Who Preserved Australia’s Colonial History

Catch up on our first House Talks event for 2022 – ‘Henry Parkes and Saul Samuel: The Duo Who Preserved Australia’s Colonial History’.

Presented by Paul Brunton OAM, FAHA, Emeritus Curator for the State Library of NSW, the talk outlines the extraordinary story of how Sir Henry Parkes and Saul Samuel worked to access, acquire and preserve Australia’s early colonial documentary history collections.

Parkes (1815-1896) was five times Premier of New South Wales. Samuel (1820-1900) was the first Jewish legislator in New South Wales, twice Treasurer, twice Postmaster-General, and the State’s representative in London, 1880-1897.

Both were far ahead of their times in implementing measures to preserve early historical documents.

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