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Join our first Book Club of the year “A Curious Life by Robert Tindle” on Monday 24 April 2017 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Community Meeting Room, Brisbane Square Library, George Street. Light early lunch is provided.

Please RSVP to QNS by Thursday 20 April 2017 on phone 3324 0004 or email

“A Curious Life by Robert Tindle”

One man’s path to discovery and the breakthrough that saved thousands of lives. From the slums and religious indoctrination of northern England to front-line research institutions worldwide, stem cell pioneer Robert Tindle’s relentless curiosity led him to a remarkable career in fields as disparate as evolutionary biology and immunotherapy for cancer. From years of field work on the Galapagos Islands to pioneering breakthroughs in biomedical research in Australia and the United Kingdom, this book, conveys the excitement of scientific discovery and chronicles how his own discoveries were used to save the life of his daughter. A testament to the relentless expansion of scientific knowledge, and what this means for humankind’s perception of its identity in the cosmos, this book captures an incredible journey of discovery and the deeply personal implications of progress.

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Here are some of the latest books added to the catalogue:
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What The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll did for the tragic legend of the macho canecutter, Gilly and I does for the comic legend of that worried, self-made man, the canegrower – David Myers, CQU Press

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What would it be like to stand in the dock at your own murder trial and to realise that the jury cannot hear even a shred of the evidence?

What became of Marjorie Norval, the attractive social secretary to the wife of a Queensland premier, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the 1930’s.

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When hard work was a way of life…

James Mahoney remembers life on a mixed farm, cooking in camp ovens, problems with wooden handles, gates, fences, and snakes, and cooling off under the willows with billy tea after a hard morning’s work. And he recalls learning how to plough a straight furrow, making money from rabbits, spuds, old bones and pigs, and clearing the property of blackberries and bunnies, and washing done in a pioneer laundry.

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Australia lost its innocence in 1942. Japan had conquered Asia and the Pacific, and was at our doorstep. Our finest troops were fighting in the Middle East.

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