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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

Diaries from the Battlefield: Memories from Bogan Gate’s Major Sydney Walker Part 2

Major Sydney Walker’s experiences continue to be ones of trying conditions. Yet he manages to write them down, something that all of us can read to get a better understanding … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diaries from the Battlefield : Memories from Bogan Gate’s Major Sydney Walker Part 1

While Charles Bean needs to be commended for his Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918  it was the men who kept diaries and journals that offers a … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Invisible Angels – Nurses in the Great War

While soldiers immediately come to mind when remembering those who served in the war, the almost-hidden angels were the medical teams – largely dominated by women, serving as nurses. Parkes … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 1 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