By John Field

ISBN-10: 0994432410

ISBN-13: 9780994432414

Orphaned at 15 months and consigned to an English workhouse: this used to be Peter Field’s bleak commence in lifestyles. 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 Eighteen Nineties melancholy and contributed generously to the area people and the Church of England.
In retirement, Peter and his spouse, Sarah, demonstrated the most renowned guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, advised through his great-grandson, is richly stronger with over a hundred photos, maps and figures.

'Boots, footwear and seeds' was once the winner of the 2015 Don supply Award for biography with a kinfolk background concentration presented through the Australian Institute of Genealogical experiences Inc., and the 2017 family members historical past booklet Award from the Queensland kinfolk heritage Society Inc.

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

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