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Tag Archives: Sydney Morning Herald

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

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