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Radio Telescope. Parkes

The Parkes Observatory hosts the 64-metre radio telescope, one of the telescopes comprising CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility. An icon of Australian science, and made famous by the Australian film ‘The Dish’, the Parkes radio telescope has been in operation since 1961 and continues to be at the forefront of astronomical discovery. Astronomers from across Australia and around the world utilise the Parkes radio telescope to undertake world-class astronomical science.

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Parkes Wheat Silos

Silos. Parkes

Industrial large scale silos.

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Old Convent. Parkes

Double story brick, large verandahs, cloisters. Retains original character. Ex convent, now run as a Bed and Breakfast establishment.

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Balmoral House. Parkes

Victorian era mansion. Historic late 19thC home in suburban street of Parkes.  Balmoral House – one of the oldest houses in Parkes, built from proceeds of the gold mining in the Parkes area, in the late 1800′s.

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