Parkes may refer to:

* Sir Henry Parkes, Australian politician and "Father of Federation"

There are also several things named after him:

* Parkes, New South Wales, a regional town
* Parkes Observatory, a radio telescope near Parkes, New South Wales
* Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of Canberra
* the Division of Parkes (1901-69), an abolished Sydney electorate in the Australian House of Representatives
* the Division of Parkes, a current regional electorate in the House of Representatives
* the Tenterfield School of Arts known as the Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, a museum in the building where Parkes made the famous "Tenterfield Oration"

In addition, Parkes may refer to:

* Harry Parkes (1828 - 1885), a British consul in China and Japan
* Walter F. Parkes, an American screenwriter and producer
* Parkes process, a pyrometallurgical industrial process
* UK cartoonist Larry, born Terence Parkes.

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  • Parkes —   [pɑːks], Sir (seit 1877) Henry, australischer Politiker, * Stoneleigh (County Warwickshire, Großbritannien) 27. 5. 1815, ✝ Sydney 27. 4. 1896; ging 1839 nach Australien, gründete 1850 die radikalliberale Zeitung »Empire«, die er bis 1858… …   Universal-Lexikon

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