You're invited to join us for A Little Night Sitting at NSW Parliament in collaboration with the State Library of NSW.
In March 1868, Irishman Henry James O’Farrell attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, the first member of the royal family to visit Australia.
Twenty thousand people made the long journey to Hyde Park, mostly by foot, to protest the assassination attempt. Parliament quickly legislated a response to O’Farrell who had pulled the trigger. Community relief after Prince Alfred survived saw large sums donated to establish a hospital in his name – the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital opened in 1882.
Guests will be able to:
Everyone is welcome, bookings are essential, email us to secure a spot!
When: March 13 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: NSW Parliament, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.