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Bowen Hills

SOLD OUT March lecture: 'Hear them Roar: Strong women with colourful stories'

To coincide with International Women's Day, Elizabeth Fysh will be launching her book Hear Them Roar – a collection of stories of 19 Queensland women.

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SOLD OUT March lecture: 'Hear them Roar: Strong women with colourful stories'
SOLD OUT March lecture: 'Hear them Roar: Strong women with colourful stories'

Time & Location

10 Mar 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Bowen Hills, 35 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia

About the event

QWHA is excited to host the launch of Elizabeth Fysh's new book: Hear them Roar. Elizabeth will be discussing the stories of 19 amazing women with Professor John Pearn AO.  

Date: 10 March 2024

Time: 1.40 pm for 2 pm start 

Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members (includes afternoon tea)

About the speakers

Elizabeth Fysh

Elizabeth Fysh grew up on her parents’ isolated sheep property in far northwest Queensland. After attending boarding school in Townsville and Brisbane, she graduated in with a BA from UQ. Marriage took her back to the bush where she and her husband raised their two children on sheep and cattle properties at McKinlay and later north of Longreach. Now widowed and living in Brisbane, Elizabeth has published two books – the first, When Chairmen were Patriots, is a biography of her husband’s grandfather, Sir Fergus McMaster, founding chairman of the infant airline Q.A.N.T.A.S. Her most recent is Hear Them Roar: Strong Women with Colourful Stories – a collection of stories of 19 incredible Queensland women.

Professor John Pearn AO

Major General Professor John Pearn AO is Senior Paediatrician at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and has held many senior positions in different fields. In a parallel career in Defence, he rose to the position of Surgeon General to the Australian Defence Force and served in this role until his retirement in 2000. He is also a writer and historian in the medical sphere with many publications to his credit. Professor Pearn was the founder and later President of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine and gives his time and expertise freely to volunteer and charity work. He was the recipient of the Senior Australian of the Year Award in 2005.

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    $10.00
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    $15.00
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