Friday, 29 April 2016

T150 - Townsville Past & Present 3: Portraits and Personalities of Townsville

Come into the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville Campus today and see our new round of T150 displays based on the theme of “Portraits & Personalities”. 
Sharon Bryan ( JCU Liaison Librarian) making arrangements at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library!
The ‘personalities’ who have left their mark on Townsville, making their inimitable contributions to its life and prosperity, have all appreciated and responded to the unique challenges of living on Australia’s northern tropical frontier.

They have been from all walks of life. What they all share in common is the breadth of their professional and personal interests, which meant that the social worker could also be a champion of native wildlife; the chemist, an art gallery owner; the crocodile hunter, an amateur naturalist; the dentist, a choir conductor!
Two items on display from the Townsville Apollo Club & Orchestra Archive held in the Special Collections.
Follow this series as we explore the various fascinating personalities included in our current T150 displays in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library.  Remember to check the library opening hours when planning your visit to the Townsville Campus. More information about our T150 project - Townsville Past & Present can be found here.

Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui
JCU PhD History Candidate

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