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Jim Bailey – misunderstood middle-distance misfit!

historyparkes wrote a series on Olympians from the Parkes Shire. Each post will provide a snapshot of the sportsmen and sportswomen who have worn the green and gold and called … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mazoudier Park

Continuing our series on the stories behind the names of sporting fields and parks within the Parkes Shire, this post looks at a parcel of land that many people have … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

Pioneer Memorial Oval – 1990s to Present

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 19, 2015 · 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

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