History Parkes

stories, photos, anecdotes….. sharing the past

Tag Archives: Ian Chambers

The Howard Family

One of the many books in Parkes Library’s Family & Local History Resource room is called Honour The Pioneers. That could be the motto historyparkes lives by, with each post honouring those who … Continue reading

June 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Bollinger Street

Many historical and significant people can be found by reading the street names of the Parkes Shire. Road names such as ‘Church Street’ and ‘Railway Sreet’ indicate close proximity to … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

History Week 2017 – Library Display

The beginning of September brings several things to residents of the Parkes Shire: the end of all the local shows; the beginning of spring and a History Week display in … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 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

The old Parkes Hospital

The story of hospital services in Parkes is indeed an old one. Ron Tindall observed that the “…provision of hospital services was a cause taken up before the creation of … Continue reading

April 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

Sir Henry Parkes statue

Henry Parkes: the man and his impact To understand why a statue of Sir Henry Parkes is significant to the town and Shire that shares its name with the ‘Father … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chamberlain Square

One of the focal points for pedestrians, Chamberlain Square, is a unique place of interest to local residents and tourists. Featuring a larger than life statue of Sir Henry Parkes, … Continue reading

December 4, 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