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Category Archives: ANZAC

Local Reaction to the Outbreak of War

Imagine if war was declared today as you’re reading this, and Australia was asking for men and women to volunteer to go and fight. How would you react? What emotional … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Super Trooper: Albert “Bert” Platt

Many of the true stories about local people here on historyparkes.org would be compelling reading if they were put into book form. The details of Trooper Albert Edward Platt did … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Trundle Hero Norman Scott Beuzeville

The first entry to our searchable blog tells the amazing story of a man from Trundle. A 50 minute drive from Parkes, Trundle is better known as the home of … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 3 Comments