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Cookamidgera

Travelling to Parkes on the “Orange Road” (technically Henry Parkes Way) there is a little village on the left, Cookamidgera. While its heyday has come and gone, it still holds … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · 6 Comments

The Dish – Connecting Parkes & the World to the Moon

July 21st, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon. A unique time in the history of humanity, one that was watched on television by one fifth … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

James McGirr – from Parkes to Premier

One of more famous surnames within the Parkes Shire is McGirr. The McGirrs were among the pioneers of Parkes and their influence was great not just in Parkes but also … Continue reading

May 31, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

Narromine County

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

February 1, 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

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

A look back… at the winter of 1932

This post will continue to highlight a particular time in the vast history of the Parkes Shire, focusing on the winter of 1932. A comparison of newspapers – then and … Continue reading

June 27, 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