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Armstrong Park

Nestled within the leafy, eastern side of Parkes, is a park that junior cricketers frequent on a Saturday. It also contains the only public basketball court in town. Originally known … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Look Back At… Easter of 1913

historyparkes continues the series of blog posts highlighting a particular period in the history of the Parkes Shire. This post will focus on the Easter of 1913. The dates of Easter … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kennedy County

  Continuing our series on the counties of the early colony of New South Wales, this post focuses on the county of Kennedy. Part of the 141 counties of New … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

A look back at… the Christmas of 1917

Continuing our series of blog posts highlighting a particular period in the history of the Parkes Shire, this post will focus on the Christmas period of 1917. The nation was … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Alectown – a town of gold and stars!

Nestled between Parkes and Peak Hill lies the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village of Alectown. The last time Alectown featured in Australian Bureau of Statistics figures was in 2006, when the population was … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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