MORE INFORMATION ON THE AUTHOR
Timothy David Reis Bottoms (click here to find out the origin of the Authorâ€™s name) was born in Bromley, Kent in December 1954, and immigrated to Australia with his family arriving on Australia Day 1957. The family lived in South Australia and then moved to Albury, NSW. Ten years later, Tim attended university in Armidale where he graduated from the University of New England and then taught upper primary school (1977) before travelling overland to Europe in 1978. Timothy then returned to teach Aranda children at Santa Teresa south-east of Alice Springs. There the plight of Indigenous Australians began to filter through.
Dr Timothy Bottoms operates the firm NQ Research Associates should you be interested in getting an historical research project underway.
CAIRNS HISTORY REVIEWS
…well written and weaves an enormous amount of detail into a compelling narrative. There is much hidden artistry in it. It is in every sense a fine local history which bears comparison with the best examples of the genre…Cairns has been well served by their chosen historian.
Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania
…great quality, vastly accessible, very well founded and really in tone and method unlike any other piece of Australian history Ive come across: precise, sane, generous a great sustained tour de force…at once local and national.
Nicolas Rothwell, Weekend Australian
…clear, vivid and interesting…there could be very few readers who could not find some area of compelling interest in this book: most will be fascinated by it all…It is likely to become a classic in Queensland history writing.
Dr Helen Gregory, University of Queensland
…the result of an impressive amount of research its ability to look at the perspective of all the racial groups who have been part of the districts social fabric a substantial and commendable piece of work, making a significant contribution to the regional and national literature.
Professor Geoffrey Bolton, Murdoch University, Emeritus Professor Edith Cowan University
that someone who wasnt actually there at the time could be so spot on with all the nuances of the era…I personally had to pinch myself to make me remember that you were not one of us…Absolutely spot on!
Bruce Downie, Kew, Victoria. He was stationed in Cairns during World War II and supplied many of the historic photographs featured in this volume.