History Parkes

stories, photos, anecdotes….. sharing the past

Category Archives: Alectown

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

As 2016 saw the┬áSummer 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

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

Discovering the stories behind the Parks & Sporting Fields of the Parkes Shire

Within the Parkes Shire there are a plethora of parks, gardens and sporting fields.┬áThe history of each park is interesting and unique – whether it was named after a former … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment