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Queen City of the North by Trisha Fielding
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I bought this book in 2017 during my first (brief) visit to Townsville. I'm visiting Townsville again later this year (a much longer visit this time) and I read this book to get some sense of the history of the city.

I read that Townsville has been known as the 'Queen City of the North'since 1895, given its stature as the premier city of North Queensland. I read of some of its early tragedies, of its bombing during World War II. I read, too, of some of the natural disasters in the shape of floods and cyclones. I'll see for myself some of the damage done by the most recent floods earlier this year.

This is a history, mostly, of European settlement and while it brings early Townsville to life, I want to know more about the Indigenous people of the area.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2019 – Started Reading
April 14, 2019 –
page 35
April 14, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 27, 2019 – Shelved
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: australian-author
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: australian-womens-writers-challenge

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