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By John Field

Orphaned at 15 months and consigned to an English workhouse: this was once Peter Field’s bleak commence in existence. yet he made the main of his possibilities, and with a feeling of experience, set out for Australia. There, with strength, labor and entrepreneurial ability, Peter outfitted up a wealthy boot production enterprise 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, verified essentially the most well known guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, informed through his great-grandson, is richly improved with over a hundred images, maps and figures.

'Boots, sneakers and seeds' was once the winner of the 2015 Don supply Award for biography with a relatives heritage concentration provided by means of the Australian Institute of Genealogical experiences Inc., and the 2017 family members background publication Award from the Queensland family members heritage Society Inc.

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

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