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Category Archives: Bogan Gate

Bogan Gate: Australian history merges in unique moment!

The Boer War. Bush poetry. The sport of polo. All three have links to Australian history. All three also merge together uniquely in one point of time in the country … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

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

History Week 2015 – Library Display

September 5th to September 13th is NSW History Week. The theme is War: Nationalism & Identity. Parkes Library has a display of some items that are in keeping with this … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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. The history of each park is interesting and unique – whether it was named after a former … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Diaries from the Battlefield: Memories from Bogan Gate’s Major Sydney Walker Part 2

Major Sydney Walker’s experiences continue to be ones of trying conditions. Yet he manages to write them down, something that all of us can read to get a better understanding … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diaries from the Battlefield : Memories from Bogan Gate’s Major Sydney Walker Part 1

While Charles Bean needs to be commended for his Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918  it was the men who kept diaries and journals that offers a … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Invisible Angels – Nurses in the Great War

While soldiers immediately come to mind when remembering those who served in the war, the almost-hidden angels were the medical teams – largely dominated by women, serving as nurses. Parkes … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Community Effort: Fighting the War from Home

While soldiers and nurses were a crucial part of fighting the war, they could not have done their part without the support back home from the communities they had left. … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment