Quotation by Henry Parkes

With our splendid harbour, our beautifully situated city, our vast territories, all our varied and inexhaustible natural wealth, if we don't convert our colony into a great and prosperous nation, it will be a miracle of error for which we shall have to answer as for a gigantic sin.
Henry Parkes (1815–1896), British-born Australian statesman. Speech, March 16, 1867, Melbourne, Australia.

On the colony of New South Wales.
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