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Parkes is a town in western NSW. It is home to the Parkes Radiothermal Telescope which was built in 1961.  It was used as an uplink during the Apollo program, and was made famous by the film, The Dish. Parkes has a rich variety of farming including wheat and wool. Parkes is home to a mine to the north of the town which extracts gold and cop...

Small towns: big happiness

by johegerty, May 4, 2011 10:20am

A message for the young people of regional and rural Australia.       More »

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Myrtle Rust

by tames, Apr 30, 2011 2:07pm

It spreads very fast. It likes both native and introduced plants of the Myrtaceae family. Its Myrtle Rust! More »

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