Looking through the shop window
SUNSHINE COAST SHOW BOOK LAUNCH - The Shop Window: Celebrating 100 years of the Sunshine Coast Show will be launched at the Nambour Library's Bill Robinson room on Friday June 10 at 10am.
The Shop Window: Celebrating 100 Years of the Sunshine Coast Show is a history book with a difference.
Author Sarah Morgan, 22, describes the book as a modern coffee table book, which would appeal to anyone who has ever been to the Sunshine Coast Show or, in fact, any show.
"I am not an historian. I am a journalist. I wrote this book as a compilation of profiles," Sarah said. "The Shop Window has over 40 stories of people who helped build and shape the show over the past 100 years.
"This book captures the stories of all the volunteers who have given over the past century to ensure that our local region continues to have an agriculture show - the lifeblood of any community."
Sarah says the title came about through her research, where she discovered that the show was always referred locally as The Shop Window.
"The show was called that because like a shop window it would showcase what the region had on offer, from sugar cane to fruit and vegetables," Sarah said. "I found out many great things about the show. What really impressed me was how the show society continued to survive, despite what life threw at them.
The book is a complete Sunshine Coast affair. Maroochy River artist Kenneth Coleman created all of the portraitures, Caloundra photographer Luke Keioskie worked on all of the portraits, Highworth design team, Enhance Graphic Design worked on the layout and the book was printed at Nambour's Queensland Complete Printing.
The book sells for $25 retail and can be bought at the Sunshine Coast Show on June 16-18 at the Main Pavillion or call Sarah on 0421 664 969 for a copy.
For more information call Sarah on 0421 664 969
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