Stories of not so ordinary Queenslanders. As you read Queenslanders All Over on the back verandah of a Queenslander, listening to one remarkable story after another from the men and women who have built today's Queensland. The stories range from farming families who made Queensland home in the 19th century, to the successive wave of migrants throughout the 20thcentury. They are men and women,city and country,from business, sports, arts,science, educationand the wider community. They reflect many common themes like theimportance of family and local communities, the satisfaction to be found in hard work, achievement and a gritty determination, the way our rugged land has shaped us as a people. Together, these stories provide a uniquely Queensland perspective on the seasons of life. These stories highlight vividly the diversity of past experiences and future possibilities of Queensland in the 21st century. "e;I am confident that beyond 150th celebrations in 2009, Queenslanders All Over will be of enduring interest to generations of Queenslanders. I am delighted to commend this celebration of the extraordinary stories and achievements of Queenslanders who might otherwise be called 'ordinary'. It is an inspirational reminder that each of us can make a difference, in our local community and in our nation and - that as it's been said elsewhere -close up, there is no such thing as an ordinary life."e; - The Honorourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
Queenslanders All Over
Bond University Press
Political structure & processes