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Queensland historian honoured in 2012 Australia Day list

By JOL Admin | 27 January 2012

 "The greatest reward you can have is that you see your heritage being respected." - Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde, OAM

Among the forty-six Queenslanders named in the 2012 Australia Day honours list was renowned historian Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde from Townsville. Dr Gibson-Wilde has spent over thirty years researching the history of North Queensland and has worked extensively with the National Trust to preserve many of its historic buildings. She is the author, or co-author, of several publications covering various aspects of the history of Townsville.

These titles include:

- "Gateway to a Golden Land : Townsville to 1884" (1985)
- "A  pattern of pubs : hotels of Townsville 1864-1914" (1988)
- "Townsville 1888" (1990)
- "Wilson, Ryan & Grose : a vintage century in Townsville" (1995)
- "Townsville tourist trails" (1996)
- "Vanished : Townsville and Thuringowa" (2001)
- "A history of the Returned Services League Townsville Sub-branch : 1917-2000" (2011)

Publications by Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde. From the collections of the State Library of Queensland

These publications are available for perusal at the State Library of Queensland. Don't forget we hold an extensive collection of materials relating to the history of Queensland. To find the information you need simply search our catalogue or ask a question via our online enquiry form.

Myles Sinnamon, Project Coordinator - State Library of Queensland


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