Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flinders Street - Beating Heart

Before ‘suburban sprawl’ threatened to choke its existence, Flinders Street was the focus of social, political and economic growth in Townsville for over a century. Join Trish Fielding as she explores how people once lived, worked, shopped, socialised, celebrated and protested in Townsville’s main street, sharing the photographs and community memories that illustrate a story of struggle, strife and spirit.

Trisha is currently studying a Masters in History with the University of New England. Her thesis will focus on maternal and infant welfare in early 20th Century North Queensland. Trisha works for CityLibraries Townsville and her first book Flinders Street, Townsville: A Pictorial History was awarded a High Commendation at the National Trust of Queensland Awards in 2010.

An audio download is available of her recent lecture presented at the State Library of Queensland.

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