First federal convention, 1891

This is a black-and-white engraving of almost all the 45 delegates – seven from each of the Australian colonies and three from NZ – to the 1891 National Australasian Convention held in the Legislative Assembly chamber of the New South Wales Parliament in Sydney from 2 March to 9 April. The white-bearded man standing at centre right is the then premier of NSW and president of the Convention, Sir Henry Parkes. This engraving appeared in the Sydney Daily Mail newspaper.


Credits: From the collection of the National Archives of Australia
Creator: Daily Mail, publisher
Identifiers: TLF resource R8035
National Archives of Australia number A6180, 30/11/83/23
Source: National Archives of Australia,