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Peter McMahon – Tullamore talent experiences Olympic tragedy!

With the upcoming 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 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nira Stove – first female Olympian of the Parkes Shire!

With the upcoming 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

July 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Stephen Davies – the “Maradona” of Hockey!

With the upcoming 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

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

Ted McGlynn – the smiling sprinter!

With the upcoming 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

July 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rex Aubrey – Parkes Shire’s first Olympian

With the upcoming 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

June 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tullamore – Parkes Shire’s link to Ireland

There is tremendous diversity within the Parkes Shire in regards to various locations. While the township of Parkes may be the most populous in the Shire, it is certainly not … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

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

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