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National History Week 2016 – Library Display

Parkes Library staff love organising and setting up displays for the public to view. September 3rd – 11th is National History Week which gives us a great reason to put up a display. The theme this year is Neighbours. The two aims for our display are to promote the History Council of NSW’s theme and to highlight some of the resources that are available to members of the library and the general public. While many of our readers will have the opportunity to see the display in person, this post allows readers who are unable to physically make it in to Parkes Library to be able to share in our display experience!

The official poster for History Week 2016. The History Council of NSW is highlighting the impact of neighbours. Source: History Council of NSW website

The official poster for History Week 2016. The History Council of NSW is highlighting the impact of neighbours. Source: History Council of NSW website

The theme of neighbours is crucial to our understanding of the past’s impact on the present. It includes stories of individuals, families and communities living near one another and links between adjoining suburbs, regions and countries. As the success of the Australian television program Neighbours shows, the theme has long been a significant component of popular culture. It shaped imagination and memories, created identities and was a source of both conflict and friendship.

How important were class, the economy, gender, governments, the media, race, religion and sport in the formation of ideas regarding neighbours? How have attitudes regarding a nation’s geographic neighbours determined defence, foreign, immigration, refugee and trade policies? Did new types of communication and transport from the nineteenth century onwards radically alter how neighbours and neighbourhoods were perceived? In 2016 History Week focuses on these and other related questions.

Source: History Council of NSW website

Information about History Week. Source: History Council of NSW website

The History Council of NSW has been running History Week for 19 years. This image contains more information about History Week. Source: History Council of NSW website

Photographs from Parkes Library’s History Week Display

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Neighbours in the Newspaper!

A regular feature of the early local newspaper was Our Neighbors [sic]. These stories would highlight how other districts may need assistance from the people of Parkes, and would contain stories that would have been familiar to the community, highlighting the similarities of different towns in the Central West region. Source: The Western Champion Friday December 4, 1903 page 6 accessed from Trove

A regular feature of the early local newspaper was Our Neighbors [sic]. These stories would highlight how other districts may need assistance from the people of Parkes, and would contain stories that would have been familiar to the community, highlighting the similarities of different towns in the Central West region. Source: The Western Champion Friday December 4, 1903 page 6 accessed from Trove

In times of emergency, it was neighbours that you would turn to for help. Long before mobile phones and email, if the telephone lines were cut, it could leave people quite isolated. Having good neighbours allowed people to not only have company during difficult times but also provided support and care when needed. Source: The Western Champion Thursday November 14, 1912, page 19 accessed by Trove

In times of emergency, it was neighbours that you would turn to for help. Long before mobile phones and email, if the telephone lines were cut, it could leave people quite isolated. Having good neighbours allowed people to not only have company during difficult times but also provided support and care when needed. Source: The Western Champion Thursday November 14, 1912, page 19 accessed from Trove

The community comes together to clean up the neighbourhood during Clean Up Australia Day 2006. Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday March 10, 2006 page 5 (pdf version available via Parkes Library)

The community comes together to clean up the neighbourhood during Clean Up Australia Day 2006. Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday March 10, 2006 page 5 (pdf version available via Parkes Library)

The Parkes Good Neighbours Awards celebrated five years in 2016. The aim of the awards is to give some recognition to the many wonderful people of our community whose efforts normally fly under the radar. Organised by Parkes Rotary Club and hosted by Neighbourhood Central, the Good Neighbours Awards are a chance to gather together the “silent achievers” and stalwarts of our community for an informal and low-key ceremony of recognition. The images below were accessed from a pdf archive of Parkes Champion Post from the latest edition and which goes back as far as 2005. The pdf versions – accessible only from a program called X1 on Parkes Library’s computer in the Family & Local History room – lets the user search by word, allowing for a more efficient search experience than with microfilm.

Parkes Good Neighbour Awards 2016

Good Neighbours Awards 2016. Nominator Jacinta Rawson (left) with her Good Neighbours, Phil and Carla Bishop. Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday June 17, 2016 page 3

Good Neighbour Awards 2016. Nominator Jacinta Rawson (left) with her Good Neighbours, Phil and Carla Bishop. Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday June 17, 2016 page 3

Good Neighbours Awards 2016. Nominator Carolyn Simmons holding Jemima (1) with her Good Neighbours Hubert and Elaine Plicha with Claudia Williams (3). Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday June 17, 2016 page 3

Good Neighbour Awards 2016. Nominator Carolyn Simmons holding Jemima (1) with her Good Neighbours Hubert and Elaine Plicha with Claudia Williams (3). Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday June 17, 2016 page 3

Good Neighbours Awards 2016. Nominator Sonia Davies with her Good Neighbours Peter and Di Manktelow. Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday June 17, 2016 page 3

Good Neighbour Awards 2016. Nominator Sonia Davies with her Good Neighbours Peter and Di Manktelow. Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday June 17, 2016 page 3

Good Neighbour nominator Dave Richards with Rotarian, John Short. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Good Neighbour nominator Dave Richards with Rotarian, John Short. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Rotarian, David Hughes with nominator Kay Kennedy. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Rotarian, David Hughes with nominator Kay Kennedy. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Joyce Roeder nominated Fred Coyne as her Good Neighbour. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Joyce Roeder nominated Fred Coyne as her Good Neighbour. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Joan Rauchle with Rotarian, David Hughes. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Joan Rauchle with Rotarian, David Hughes. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Neville and Winfred Campisi were Good Neighbours nominated by Rex (right) and Heather Veal (seated) Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Neville and Winfred Campisi were Good Neighbours nominated by Rex (right) and Heather Veal (seated) Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Marilyn Phipps (centre) was nominated by two neighbours Mavis Moon and Heather Sherriff. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Marilyn Phipps (centre) was nominated by two neighbours Mavis Moon and Heather Sherriff. Source: Parkes Champion Post Tuesday June 21, 2016 page 28

Parkes Good Neighbour Awards 2015

Nominator Judy Thornton with her Good Neighbours Muriel and Graham Lancaster presented with their Ikon Restaurant vouchers by Rotarian president Col Offner. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Nominator Judy Thornton with her Good Neighbours Muriel and Graham Lancaster presented with their Ikon Restaurant vouchers by Rotarian president Col Offner. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Nominator Amy Iglewski with Good Neighbour Charlie Smith and Rotarian, Cliff Cowell. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Nominator Amy Iglewski with Good Neighbour Charlie Smith and Rotarian, Cliff Cowell. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Joan Rauchle - nominated as a Good Neighbour - standing with Rotarian, Cliff Cowell. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Joan Rauchle – nominated as a Good Neighbour – standing with Rotarian, Cliff Cowell. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Ray Jones nominated Barry Thompson. They are both standing next to Rotarian, Peter Dearden. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Ray Jones nominated Barry Thompson. They are both standing next to Rotarian, Peter Dearden. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Nancy Dumesny with Rotarian, Peter Dearden. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Nancy Dumesny with Rotarian, Peter Dearden. Source: Parkes Champion Post 22 June 2015

Parkes Good Neighbour Awards 2014

Winner of the 2014 Parkes Good Neighbours Award, Margaret Jones (centre) receives her prize from Rotarian, David Hughes. The neighbours who nominated her are also pictured: Jeanette and Mick Holland (left) and Terry Hetherington (right) Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Winner of the 2014 Parkes Good Neighbour Award, Margaret Jones (centre) receives her prize from Rotarian, David Hughes. The neighbours who nominated her are also pictured: Jeanette and Mick Holland (left) and Terry Hetherington (right) Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Indigo Kriedmann, representing nominators the Kriedmann family, with Good Neighbour nominee Roger Hood. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Indigo Kriedmann, representing nominators the Kriedmann family, with Good Neighbour nominee Roger Hood. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Rose Jones (left) nominated Parkes SES as her Good Neighbours. The nomination was collected by SES member, Amanda Corcoran. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Rose Jones (left) nominated Parkes SES as her Good Neighbours. The nomination was collected by SES member, Amanda Corcoran. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Arthur Parker (left) nominated both Derrick Milling (right) and Keith Woodlands (who was unable to be present) Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Arthur Parker (left) nominated both Derrick Milling (right) and Keith Woodlands (who was unable to be present) Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Yvonne Hutton (left) nominated Ruth Simpson (right) as her Good Neighbour. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Yvonne Hutton (left) nominated Ruth Simpson (right) as her Good Neighbour. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Mavis Moon (left) with recipient, Barbara Rawson. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Mavis Moon (left) with recipient, Barbara Rawson. Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Aaron Kelly (left) was nominated by Josh Cowling (right) Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Aaron Kelly (left) was nominated by Josh Cowling (right) Source: Parkes Champion Post 18 May 2014

Parkes Good Neighbour Awards 2013

Rotary president, Peter Woods (left), with nominated Pam and Keith MacRae. The MacRaes were nominated by Rhonda Brain (absent). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Rotary president, Peter Woods (left), with nominated Pam and Keith MacRae. The MacRaes were nominated by Rhonda Brain (absent). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Rotary president, Peter Woods (left), with nominated Robert Irving (centre) and his nominator, Bernie Crowe (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Rotary president, Peter Woods (left), with nominated Robert Irving (centre) and his nominator, Bernie Crowe (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Nominator, Pat Bailey (left) with her Good Neighbour Cae Angrave (centre) and Rotary president, Peter Woods (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Nominator, Pat Bailey (left) with her Good Neighbour Cae Angrave (centre) and Rotary president, Peter Woods (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Good Neighbours, Chris and Al Curteir (centre) with nominators, Liza Cope and Julie Macaulay and Rotary president, Peter Woods (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Good Neighbours, Chris and Al Curteir (centre) with nominators, Liza Cope and Julie Macaulay and Rotary president, Peter Woods (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Kim Robinson (left) nominated Cath Coburn (centre) with Rotary president, Peter Woods (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Kim Robinson (left) nominated Cath Coburn (centre) with Rotary president, Peter Woods (right). Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Rotary president, Peter Woods (left) with recipient, Lea Ramsay (right). Lea was nominated by Semeatria Hubbard (absent) Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Rotary president, Peter Woods (left) with recipient, Lea Ramsay (right). Lea was nominated by Semeatria Hubbard (absent) Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Parkes 2013 Good Neighbour Award winner, Rodney Currey (centre) with Rotary president, Peter Woods and his nominators, Ian and Sue Griffey. Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Parkes 2013 Good Neighbour Award winner, Rodney Currey (centre) with Rotary president, Peter Woods and his nominators, Ian and Sue Griffey. Source: Parkes Champion Post 7 June 2013

Inaugural Parkes Good Neighbour Awards 2012

Doug Hawken (left, representing Julie Corking) who nominated Malcolm Macdonal, and Sandy Poon (second from right), nominated by Kevin Dumesny. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Doug Hawken (left, representing Julie Corking) who nominated Malcolm Macdonal, and Sandy Poon (second from right), nominated by Kevin Dumesny. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Geoff Witherow (left) nominate by Kay Stone. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Geoff Witherow (left) nominate by Kay Stone. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Donna Drabsch with nominator, Audrey Jayet. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Donna Drabsch with nominator, Audrey Jayet. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Kevin and Christine McGuire (left) nominated Bob and Flo Riseborough as their Good Neighbours. Cae Angrove (far right) nominated Pat Bailey. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Kevin and Christine McGuire (left) nominated Bob and Flo Riseborough as their Good Neighbours. Cae Angrove (far right) nominated Pat Bailey. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Bruce Hall (left) nominated Coral Barber. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Bruce Hall (left) nominated Coral Barber. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Darelle Whiney (left) with nominator, Shirley Russell. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Darelle Whiney (left) with nominator, Shirley Russell. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Charlie Smith (far left) was nominated by Amy Iglewski, while Helen and Mal Westcott (right) nominated Bev and Bob Bokeyar who could not be present. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Charlie Smith (far left) was nominated by Amy Iglewski, while Helen and Mal Westcott (right) nominated Bev and Bob Bokeyar who could not be present. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Alan Parker nominated Heather and Ian Skeen, while Ian Guymer received his award, despite his nominators not being present. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

Alan Parker nominated Heather and Ian Skeen, while Ian Guymer received his award, despite his nominators not being present. Source: Parkes Champion Post Wednesday July 11, 2012 page 8

The invitation, advising residents of the Parkes Shire, about the barbecue lunch and presentation of the inaugural Parkes Good Neighbour Awards. The lunch and awards presentation was hosted by Parkes Neighbourhood Centre (now called Neighbourhood Central). Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday, June 15, 2012 page 5

The invitation, advising residents of the Parkes Shire, about the barbecue lunch and presentation of the inaugural Parkes Good Neighbour Awards. The lunch and awards presentation was hosted by Parkes Neighbourhood Centre (now called Neighbourhood Central). Source: Parkes Champion Post Friday, June 15, 2012 page 5

If you have stories or memories that you are willing to share about neighbours or History Week, please contact Parkes Shire Library via library@parkes.nsw.gov.au so that they can be shared and kept for posterity on this blog. Alternatively you may leave comments on this page.

REFERENCES

  • History Week – History Council of New South Wales. (2016, June 1). Retrieved September 1, 2016, from http://www.historycouncilnsw.org.au/history-week/
  • Resources in display case:
    • Tindall, Ron (editor) (1983). Parkes: 100 Years of Local Government Griffin Press Limited: Netley, South Australia
    • Chappel, Charles B. (ed) (1989)  A History of Peak Hill and District Parramatta: Macarthur Press
    • Clemens, Ron “Ducky” (1982) Tullamore: The Way It Used To Be Macquarie Publications: Dubbo
    • Chambers, Ian (1988). Parkes: A Photographic History Self-published: Parkes, NSW
    • Watts, Janice P. & Wright, Chas F. (1987). The Story of Trundle: A Country Town and Its People Trundle: Ian Berry & Judith Curr
    • Cork, Kevin James (1994). Twenty-four miles around Nelungaloo: The history and importance of cinema exhibition in pre-television times to a country area of central-western New South Wales (Unpublished master’s thesis). Western Sydney University.
    • Dwyer, M. (2014). Jewels Along The Newell: The extraordinary stories of the ordinary folk who live along one of Australia’s most iconic highways Balboa Press.
    • Skrzynecki, P. (2004). The Sparrow Garden St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press.
  • The Western Champion Friday December 4, 1903 page 6 accessed from Trove
  • The Western Champion Thursday November 14, 1912, page 19 accessed from Trove
  • Parkes Champion Post Friday March 10, 2006 page 5
  • Australian Community Media – Fairfax Media. (2016, June 16). Thanks! Good neighbours recognised. Retrieved September 1, 2016, from http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/3973090/thanks-good-neighbours-recognised/
  • Australian Community Media – Fairfax Media. (2015, June 22). Graham and Muriel are great neighbours. Retrieved September 1, 2016, from http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/3158016/graham-and-muriel-are-great-neighbours/
  • Australian Community Media – Fairfax Media. (2014, May 18). Margaret wins Good Neighbour Award. Retrieved September 06, 2016, from http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/2286900/margaret-wins-good-neighbour-award/
  • Australian Community Media – Fairfax Media, & Ten Cate, Roel (photographer). (2013, June 06). GALLERY: Good Neighbour Awards presented to deserving recipients. Retrieved September 06, 2016, from http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/1555363/gallery-good-neighbour-awards-presented-to-deserving-recipients/
  • Australian Community Media – Fairfax Media. (2012, June 11). Thanks to you very special neighbours. Parkes Champion Post, p. 8. Retrieved September 7, 2016, from Parkes Shire Library Family & Local History Resource Room.
  • Australian Community Media – Fairfax Media. (2012, June 14). Parkes is a good neighbourly town. Retrieved September 06, 2016, from http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/193672/parkes-is-a-good-neighbourly-town/

 

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