Women of the North

Celebrating the fascinating lives of women in the history of North Queensland


Women of the North is a blog about the women who have shaped the history of North Queensland. It looks at the fascinating, resilient, remarkable women – the well-known and the unknown – who have called North Queensland home. The blog is administered by Trisha Fielding.

About the blog administrator: Trisha Fielding is a professional historian and writer whose published works include the books Neither Mischievous nor Meddlesome: the Remarkable Lives of North Queensland’s Independent Midwives 1890-1940 (2019), Queen City of the North: a history of Townsville (2016), Flinders Street, Townsville: a Pictorial History (2010) and the history blogs North Queensland History and Women of the North. She has written more than 120 historical articles for the Townsville Bulletin and has presented guest lectures, talks and workshops for State Library of Queensland, Museum of Tropical Queensland, JCU, City Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre. In 2015, Trisha was awarded the John Oxley Library Award in recognition of her ongoing contribution to sharing the history of North Queensland. She holds a Master of History degree from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (majoring in History and Journalism) from the University of Southern Queensland. In 2019, Trisha was commissioned to write a commemorative volume to celebrate James Cook University’s 50th anniversary. She currently works part-time in JCU Library’s Special Collections and in 2020 contributed written works for the Library’s landmark exhibition 50 Treasures: Celebrating 50 Years of James Cook University.

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