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Category Archives: 1960s

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 HistoryParkes 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 HistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes Shire … Continue reading

November 28, 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

Stephen Davies – the “Maradona” of Hockey!

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 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The old Parkes Hospital

The story of hospital services in Parkes is indeed an old one. Ron Tindall observed that the “…provision of hospital services was a cause taken up before the creation of … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rosedurnate: Parkes Shire’s link to Northern Irish clan warfare

This famous building has an interesting history and the origin of the name has fascinated many residents of the Parkes Shire. Rosedurnate in Parkes has been a stately family home, … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Chamberlain Square

One of the focal points for pedestrians, Chamberlain Square, is a unique place of interest to local residents and tourists. Featuring a larger than life statue of Sir Henry Parkes, … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pioneer Memorial Oval – 1950s and 1960s

Today Pioneer Oval is the home of the Parkes Spacemen – the Shire’s representative team in Country Rugby League (CRL) Group 11. However the land known as Pioneer Oval has had … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 2 Comments