History Parkes

stories, photos, anecdotes….. sharing the past

A look back at…. the summer of 1945

This post will look at something different in comparison to previous HistoryParkes entries. Newspapers from the past provide a valuable insight into the attitudes, priorities and challenges from yesteryear. Spanish-born American … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 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

Dr Dagmar Berne – pioneer of Australian women doctors

There are many people in the history of Australia who deserve greater recognition than they receive. And HistoryParkes would like to redress this injustice, primarily of those people who were one time … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

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 HistoryParkes 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 2 1947 – 1971

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

November 28, 2016 · 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 HistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes Shire has … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

National History Week 2016 – Library Display

Parkes Library staff love organising and setting up displays for the public to view. September 3rd – 11th is National History Week which gives us a great reason to put … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scott Westcott – from Alectown to Copacabana (via Newcastle!)

As 2016 saw the 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

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mariah Williams – Middleton maestro inspired by “Maradona”

With the commencement of the 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 … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment