At the end of each week our New Books' and Periodicals' displays are refreshed. A book that caught my eye was was Frontier Town: A History of Early Townsville and Hinterland by Helga Griffin. Call number 994.36 GRI. The work is based on an earlier 1983 thesis of the same name. From my brief read it appears to be both engaging and balanced reading. The front pages outline this is a project of North Queensland History Preservation Society which was formed in 2009 in response to a decline in North Queensland related histories being published. This might be of interest to local historians, family historians, or for education and history students and professionals. An item will be held in Library Special Collections North Queensland for preservation as well.