We got together a small team of volunteers who were eager to do this and had either computer access at home or at their local library.
From 1803 to 1853, 12,500 female convicts were transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), as punishment for crimes, some major and some very minor. After serving their sentences, they were released into the community. Their transportation left a lasting legacy.
Currently we have found the backgrounds of over 3,000 of these women and girls. Each of them has a story to tell. We aim to remember them all, to give them back a voice.
We are always looking for more help and if you are currently at a brick wall with your own research, or would just like to join our team please let me know. There is no pressure on anyone, everyone just does what they want to do when they want to do it and all of our volunteer support each other on what they are doing.
Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society
- The Morley's arrival in Hobart Town 200 years ago. 18-09-2020
- The Local Historian. Journal of the British Association of Local History 18-09-2020
- The baskets of Isabella Hutchinson. 29-10-2020
- Scottish Genealogy Research 18-09-2020
- Paupers and York Poor Law Union, 1837-42 08-10-2020
- Our Criminal Ancestors 18-09-2020
- Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society 18-09-2020
- Family and Community Historical Research Society 23-09-2020
- Convict women who called Cascades Female Factory home lived 'cold and bleak' life 18-09-2020
- Clements Hall Local History Group 18-09-2020