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
A Look Back At…. November 1953
Some of the images of November 1953 from Parkes and around the world. Clockwise from top left: Hungary and England walk out at Wembley on 25 November 1953. England lose … Continue reading
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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that the content below contains names of people who have died. Click here to read about Lindner Oval, Peak Hill Continuing our series on … Continue reading
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
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
The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of Parkes Shire Part 3 The ABS years: 1976 – present
In August 2016 the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and HistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes … Continue reading