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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 event, 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 Nineties melancholy and contributed generously to the area people and the Church of England.
In retirement, Peter and his spouse, Sarah, tested probably the most well known guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, instructed through his great-grandson, is richly more desirable with over a hundred pictures, maps and figures.

'Boots, footwear and seeds' was once the winner of the 2015 Don supply Award for biography with a relatives background concentration offered via the Australian Institute of Genealogical experiences Inc., and the 2017 kin historical past ebook Award from the Queensland kin historical past Society Inc.

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

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