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Category Archives: First World War soldier from Parkes Shire

Bogan Gate War Memorial

Most, if not all, country towns have a war memorial. A monument to commemorate those who made the supreme sacrifice; war memorials began after the First World War and have … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

A look back at… the Christmas of 1917

Continuing our series of blog posts highlighting a particular period in the history of the Parkes Shire, this post will focus on the Christmas period of 1917. The nation was … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bollinger Street

Many historical and significant people can be found by reading the street names of the Parkes Shire. Road names such as ‘Church Street’ and ‘Railway Sreet’ indicate close proximity to … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Berryman Park, Trundle

In our continuing series looking at the stories behind the names of the sporting fields and parks in the Parkes Shire, historyparkes.org puts the spotlight on Berryman Park in Trundle. … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mazoudier Park

Continuing our series on the stories behind the names of sporting fields and parks within the Parkes Shire, this post looks at a parcel of land that many people have … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 4 Comments