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Margaret Cook, author of A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods

Margaret Cook


Margaret Cook holds a PhD in history from The University of Queensland. She is a member of the Professional Historians Association, has a significant body of work in environmental and social history and heritage conservation, and has worked in cultural tourism and the museum sector. Margaret is a Research Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, and an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University. Margaret lives in Ipswich with her husband and two sons.

A River with a City Problem was shortlisted for the Scholarly Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Educational Publishing Awards, and for The Courier-Mail’s People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award in the Queensland Literary Awards.