Townsville gave me a snapshot of life in the north and helped develop my understanding of how life works differently in settings away from capital cities.
My most memorable holiday was my first solo trip to Europe when I spontaneously abandoned my trip to meet up with my older sister in Rome for a day. It turned into a week-long Italian adventure.
KYIA AND MATHEW HARM – AKOYA PEARLS AUSTRALIA
“I love opening each oyster, not knowing what colour pearl and how many will be inside. My most exciting find to date was twin pearls that were a stunning ocean blue.” Kyia says.
TANNYA BROUGH – SHH QUIET BOOKST
“I’ve had customers buy Shh Quiet Books for their children as they’re great for calming children who are anxious or over-stimulated.”
JANELLE BEASLEY – LONGDOG CREATIONS
“I grew up renovating Queenslanders with my parents, which is where I learnt a lot of my skills, and my godfather also restores furniture.”
JENNY LISLE – SAY IT WITH A BISCUIT
“I didn’t expect the massive response so soon. To keep up with demand I’ve needed to employ a staff member.”
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.
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.