History Parkes

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Tag Archives: World War 2

HMAS Parkes

The legacy of Sir Henry Parkes continues beyond the naming of the town and shire known as Parkes. A minesweeper during the Second World War was named after the town … Continue reading

February 15, 2019 · 2 Comments

Cec Pepper: The Parkes Lad Too Spicy for Bradman

Title picture of the larger than life personality that was Cecil ‘Cec’ Pepper. Clockwise from left: Cecil Pepper and Keith Miller walk out to bat during 1940s; author Ken Piesse … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

A look back at…. the summer of 1945

This post will look at something different in comparison to previous¬†HistoryParkes entries. Newspapers from the past provide a valuable insight into the attitudes, priorities and challenges from yesteryear. Spanish-born American … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Population of the Parkes Shire Part 1 1865-1945

In August the latest census was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and¬†HistoryParkes thought it would be interesting to look at how the population of the Parkes Shire has … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chamberlain Square

One of the focal points for pedestrians, Chamberlain Square, is a unique place of interest to local residents and tourists. Featuring a larger than life statue of Sir Henry Parkes, … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment