2015 20c Sir Henry Parks Uncirculated Coin. In the 200 years since Sir Henry Parkes' birth, much has been said about the man whose tireless efforts gave us the nation of Australia as we know it today. Described as 'a colonial colossus' and 'the most commanding figure in Australian politics', he has been best known to generations of Australians as the Father of Federation. Sir Henry served as Premier of New South Wales five time between 1972 and 1891. Whether personally responding to the cries from the people for financial help, reforming education or inviting women to attend political meetings reserved for men, he showed that he was a leader with a social conscience and a vision for Australia's future. Mintage 30,000.