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Guy Fawkes was caught on this day in 1605 trying to blow up the British Parliament.Ebor Falls Fawkes was tortured to reveal the names of his fellow conspirators, then sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered in London. Climbing up the ladder to the hanging platform, fawkes jumped...
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The date was 24 October 1889. The place was Tenterfield, a small town in Northern NSW. The protagonist was New South Wales Premier and Colonial Secretary Henry Parkes. Following a banquet in his honour, Parkes delivered a speech, which later would be remembered as "The Tenterfield Oration". In it he picked up on two main and...
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