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Category Archives: sporting fields

A Look Back At…. November 1953

Some of the images of November 1953 from Parkes and around the world. Clockwise from top left: Hungary and England walk out at Wembley on 25 November 1953. England lose … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

1970 The Peak Hill Roosters fly high!

History is amazing, and yet incredible stories and achievements can become so quickly forgotten. Our aim at Parkes Library is to continue to bring the amazing history of the Parkes … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stephen Davies – the “Maradona” of Hockey!

With the upcoming Summer 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

July 14, 2016 · 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

Lindner Oval, Peak Hill

Bill Lindner – Peak Hill’s hardworking property developer The premier sporting field in Peak Hill – Lindner Oval – is named after one of the prominent businessmen in Peak Hill. William … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pioneer Memorial Oval – 1970s and 1980s

Today Pioneer Oval is the home of the Parkes Spacemen – the Shire’s representative team in Country Rugby League (CRL) Group 11. However the land known as Pioneer Oval has had … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

People’s Park/Pioneer Memorial Oval – Early Days to 1940s

Today Pioneer Oval is the home of the Parkes Spacemen – the Shire’s representative team in Country Rugby League (CRL) Group 11. However the land known as Pioneer Oval has had … Continue reading

August 26, 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