Female Convicts Research Centre Seminar
on Sunday 7 May 2017
at the Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street
10.00 Session One: Mothers and Children
Lucy Frost: Motherhood under sentence: analysis
Dianne Snowden: Convict mothers accompanied by their children
Nicola Goc: ‘Deviant’ mothers in the Van Diemen’s Land convict system
Elspeth Wishart: ‘Think of your broken hearted husband and children as long as you live’: Mary Walsh and a torn family
11.15 Morning Tea
11.45 Session Two: Birthing and Babies
Colette McAlpine: Convict Midwives
Jessica Walters: From the Crime Class to Confinement: giving birth in the Cascades Female Factory
Ros Escott: Infant feeding in the convict era
Robyn Everist: Mothering Denied – the development of infants when separated from their convict mothers
1.45 Tasmanian Chorale: a concert from convict days
2.15 Session Three: Mothers on Convict Voyages
Colleen Arulappu: ‘I’ll take the two youngest’. Mothers from the East London convict ship
Meredith Hodgson: ‘It terminated fatally’: illness and death for mothers and children on the transport Anna Maria
Isabel de la Rambelya: Two convict grandmothers, Nappy King and Jane Morris
Alison Alexander: What have we learned today? Discussion
3.30 Seminar close
3.30 Female Convicts Research Centre meeting, all welcome
Please note: some changes might have to be made to the program in the intervening months. Please check our website for updates.
You can view your registration details here
Changes to payment methods - Bookings must be pre-paid by the 30th April.
Payments for seminar bookings are now required before bookings are confirmed. Refunds will only be made prior to Sunday 30th April, as after that date we have confirmed catering numbers.
Payments may be made online through PayPal's Secure Payment System, your PayPal account, or offline through Direct Deposit, cheque or Postal Order prior to 30th April, 2017.
A morning tea and light lunch will be included in the booking fee. Our caterers will provide a vegetarian and gluten free option however if you have any specific food allergies please bring your own food.
Hobart Town Hall
The entrance to the Hobart Town Hall is off Macquarie Street, with wheelchair access. The Hall is on the first floor, with a magnificent staircase or a lift (to your right as you enter). Women’s toilets: ground floor at left, first floor just outside the Hall. Men’s toilets: ground floor at right.
Parking meter charges apply on Sundays, so street parking is inadvisable. The large Argyle Street Car Park is a block and a half north of the Town Hall. There is a maximum charge of $4 on Sundays.
Parking on the Hobart Domain is free, with a 10-15 minute walk to the Town Hall.