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Category Archives: 1950s

History Week 2017 – Library Display

The beginning of September brings several things to residents of the Parkes Shire: the end of all the local shows; the beginning of spring and a History Week display in … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

AE Fox Park

There’s a popular park adjacent to the boundary of Parkes Early Childhood Centre (PECC) where many children play. It is located on Armstrong Street, not far from the CBD of … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Snow in Parkes Shire

Mentioning the weather of the Parkes Shire, to residents or those further afield, and most people will immediately think of the summer heat! The summer heat can be memorable, but … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of Parkes Shire Part 3 The ABS years: 1976 – present

In August 2016 the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and┬áHistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of the Parkes Shire Part 2 1947 – 1971

In August 2016 the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and┬áHistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes Shire … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of the Parkes Shire Part 1 1865-1945

In August the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and┬áHistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes Shire has … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

History Week 2016 – Library Display

Parkes Library staff love organising and setting up displays for the public to view. September 3rd – 11th is NSW History Week which gives us a great reason to put … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jim Bailey – misunderstood middle-distance misfit!

With the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Parkes Library history blog will focus on Olympians from the Parkes Shire. Each post will provide a snapshot of … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ted McGlynn – the smiling sprinter!

With the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Parkes Library history blog will focus on Olympians from the Parkes Shire. Each post will provide a snapshot of … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rex Aubrey – Parkes Shire’s first Olympian

With the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Parkes Library history blog will focus on Olympians from the Parkes Shire. Each post will provide a snapshot of … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · 3 Comments