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Category Archives: 1990s

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

Alectown – a town of gold and stars!

Nestled between Parkes and Peak Hill lies the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village of Alectown. The last time Alectown featured in Australian Bureau of Statistics figures was in 2006, when the population was … Continue reading

May 22, 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 HistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 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

Scott Westcott – from Alectown to Copacabana (via Newcastle!)

As 2016 saw the 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

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mariah Williams – Middleton maestro inspired by “Maradona”

With the commencement of the 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 … Continue reading

August 19, 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

Lindner Oval, Peak Hill

Bill Lindner – Peak Hill’s hardworking property developer The premier sporting field in Peak Hill – Lindner Oval – is named after one of the prominent businessmen in Peak Hill. William … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pioneer Memorial Oval – 1990s to Present

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

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment