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Category Archives: Trundle

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of Parkes Shire Part 3 The ABS years: 1976 – present

In August 2016 the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and┬áHistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of the Parkes Shire Part 1 1865-1945

In August the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and┬áHistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes Shire has … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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

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