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Cunningham County

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

January 25, 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

Ashburnham County

  Dividing the Colony into Counties If you ask contemporary school students how Australia is divided into smaller sections, they will inform you of the six states and two territories. … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

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