Callum O’Brien shares his link to Townsville: Townsville was our closest major business centre when growing up on ‘The Brook’ – a cattle property 180km north west of Charters Towers.
“Someone famous I met was John Butler, I once interviewed him for a project. The only place quiet enough for the interview was the Green Room’s ensuite. It took 20 minutes for us both to stop laughing enough to start the interview.” Anthony Ryan.
Townsville provided the opportunity to study and work surrounded by family and friends. It also gave me my first job and the chance to pursue promotional opportunities in the surrounding areas. Matt Bulger.
BILLIE FABRIS & ASHLEIGH FABRIS
“I was impressed by her before she even became Dane’s girlfriend,” says Billie Fabris of her daughter-in-law Ashleigh.
“The biggest influence in my life is my Nonno. He came to Australia from Italy on a boat for three months when he was 25 years old. He didn’t know anyone nor speak any English, but he made an amazing life for himself here in North Queensland.” Marlana Furlanis.
Where I am now in my career literally happened because of a practical event management subject I did at James Cook University where I got to work with the Townsville Triathlon Festival.
Focused on inspiring women to realise their self-worth and pursue the lives they aspire to, B.L.A.Q. Diamonds hosted their Glamour US Event, limited to a small number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who took part in a full day of pampering and inspirational talks.
Laura McKee, Media Advisor in the Palaszczuk Government’s office in Brisbane said her journalism degree provided plenty of opportunities to volunteer and intern in Townsville which helped her secure jobs in the media.