History Parkes

stories, photos, anecdotes….. sharing the past

Category Archives: 1960s

Cobden Place

It can be challenging to commemorate the women and men from our past. Many towns pay homage to their historical and significant people by naming streets after them. This post … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

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

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