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, with occasional guest posts from invited contributors.

About the blog administrator: Trisha Fielding holds a Master of History degree from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, from the University of Southern Queensland, with majors in History and Journalism.

Trisha has written more than 120 historical articles for regional Queensland newspaper, the Townsville Bulletin, and her year-long series of talks on ABC Local Radio in 2013 formed the basis for her 2016 book Queen City of the North: a History of Townsville. In 2015 Trisha was a joint winner of the John Oxley Library Award, awarded for her ongoing contribution to sharing the history of North Queensland through her blog and other published works. Trisha has given guest lectures and talks at State Library of Queensland, City Libraries Townsville, Museum of Tropical Queensland, James Cook University, and various community history events; and presented workshops on blogging and historical research and writing for Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland and James Cook University.

Trisha is currently researching the lives of private/independent midwives in North Queensland from 1890 to 1940.