By John Field

Orphaned at 15 months and consigned to an English workhouse: this was once 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, exertions and entrepreneurial ability, Peter outfitted up a filthy rich boot production company 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, confirmed probably the most renowned guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, advised by means of his great-grandson, is richly more advantageous with over a hundred images, maps and figures.

'Boots, footwear and seeds' used to be the winner of the 2015 Don provide Award for biography with a relations historical past concentration provided through the Australian Institute of Genealogical stories Inc., and the 2017 relations background booklet Award from the Queensland relatives background Society Inc.

Praise for 'Boots, footwear and seeds':
'a version relatives and native historical past e-book' - Dr Ruth S Kerr, The Royal historic Society of Queensland
'gives one a superb view of industrial in an Australian city within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries' - Dr Martin Playne, author

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