Wednesday 23 November 2016

Queen City of the North: A History of Townsville

Queen City of the North: A History of Townsville - is now available to purchase!!

Thanks to its stature as the premier city of North Queensland, from as early as 1895 Townsville was known as the “Queen City of the North”. This book is a leisurely stroll through some of the fascinating aspects of the Queen City’s history since its settlement in 1864 as a port for the region’s pastoral industry. From tragic tales such as the disappearance of the last lighthouse keeper at Bay Rock, the sinking of the SS Yongala, shark attacks in Ross Creek, and the destruction caused by floods and cyclones; to gun battles in the city streets over workers’ rights, the bombing of the city during World War II, and a cast of colourful characters that shaped the city’s fortunes; this book presents a remarkably vivid picture of life in early Townsville that will delight history lovers.

Trisha Fielding won a National Trust of Queensland Award in 2010 for her first book, Flinders Street, Townsville: A Pictorial History, and was awarded the John Oxley Library Award in 2015 for her blog on North Queensland History. 

Praise for Queen City of the North:
“Trisha brings early Townsville to life in an exploration of important, quirky and ordinary events. These snapshots of our history bring us closer to our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ generations.”
Paula Tapiolas
 ABC Local Radio Current Affairs Presenter.

Trisha Fielding at the launch of Queen City of the North: a History of Townsville
Photo: Ashley Fielding

RRP: $35

Other details:
A4 paperback, 160 pages, weight 700 grams, published 2016.
ISBN: 9780646941349

Available from the following outlets:

Mary Who? Bookshop
414 Flinders Street,
Telephone: (07) 4771 3824
Queen City of the North: a History of Townsville - on the shelf at Mary Who? Bookshop

QBD The Bookshop
Willows Shopping Centre
Thuringowa Drive and Hervey Range Road, Kirwan
Telephone: (07) 4766 9600
Queen City of the North: A History of Townsville - on the shelf at QBD The Bookshop, Willows Shopping Centre

Museum of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville
Telephone: (07) 47260600
Townsville Museum
1/27 Barbeler Street,
Telephone: (07) 4775 7838
State Library of Queensland
Library Shop
Level 1, Cultural Centre
Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Telephone: (07) 3840 7576


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