Boots, shoes and seeds: The life of Peter Field by John Field PDF

By John Field

Orphaned at 15 months and consigned to an English workhouse: this used to be Peter Field’s bleak begin in existence. yet he made the main of his possibilities, and with a feeling of experience, set out for Australia. There, with power, labor and entrepreneurial ability, Peter outfitted up a filthy rich boot production enterprise in Toowoomba with retail shops all through southern Queensland. He survived insolvency within the Eighteen Nineties melancholy and contributed generously to the local people and the Church of England.
In retirement, Peter and his spouse, Sarah, verified essentially the most well known guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, informed by way of his great-grandson, is richly superior with over a hundred images, maps and figures.

'Boots, footwear and seeds' was once the winner of the 2015 Don supply Award for biography with a kin heritage concentration offered by means of the Australian Institute of Genealogical reports Inc., and the 2017 kin historical past e-book Award from the Queensland kinfolk background Society Inc.

Praise for 'Boots, sneakers and seeds':
'a version relations and native historical past ebook' - Dr Ruth S Kerr, The Royal ancient Society of Queensland
'gives one a superb view of commercial in an Australian city within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries' - Dr Martin Playne, author

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