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, with occasional guest posts from invited contributors.
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. 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.