The larrikin, pioneering and determined identities who have defined the State’s personality have been celebrated in a newly released book, Queenslanders All Over by Joan Burton-Jones.
Launched as part of the State Government’s Q150 celebrations, the book features almost 130 Queenslanders and unique stories that highlight the state’s diversity: from camel racing in Boulia to surf life saving on the Gold Coast and the myriad tales in between.
The book, printed by Bond University Press, will be launched at Parliament House on Wednesday (June 24).
Prime Minister and Queenslander Kevin Rudd wrote the foreword to the book in recognition of its achievement in recording life and times in the State since post World War II.
Queenslanders All Over is an in-depth look at sport, business, the arts, community and innovation throughout the State. At the same time, Queenslanders All Over offers an insight into the hopes and dreams of families and communities and changes over time in the collective consciousness.
“There are people in the book who are well-known and those who are unknown, but should be known. I wanted to give a voice to those people who largely go unnoticed,’’ said Mrs Burton-Jones.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Stable said the book was in keeping with the charter of BUP to publish high quality general, academic and educational works.
“Queenslanders All Over will be important for current and future generations to obtain an appreciation of our State.’’
For more information and a complete list of Bond University Press publications, including the process of submitting a manuscript for publication, please refer to the Bond University Press (BUP) website.