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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

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Local Reaction to the Outbreak of War

Imagine if war was declared today as you’re reading this, and Australia was asking for men and women to volunteer to go and fight. How would you react? What emotional … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Community Effort: Fighting the War from Home

While soldiers and nurses were a crucial part of fighting the war, they could not have done their part without the support back home from the communities they had left. … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment