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Category Archives: Sir Henry Parkes

Bumberry

There are many towns and villages within the Parkes Shire LGA (local government area) and Bumberry is one of them. Like other place names, it has had several different spellings … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

Cobden Place

It can be challenging to commemorate the women and men from our past. Many towns pay homage to their historical and significant people by naming streets after them. This post … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

Sir Henry Parkes statue

Henry Parkes: the man and his impact To understand why a statue of Sir Henry Parkes is significant to the town and Shire that shares its name with the ‘Father … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chamberlain Square

One of the focal points for pedestrians, Chamberlain Square, is a unique place of interest to local residents and tourists. Featuring a larger than life statue of Sir Henry Parkes, … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment