Succeeding in the regular economy: the aftermath of convict sentences
Saturday 9 May 2015
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (Bass and Flinders Room), Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay
Session 1: Marriage as an arbiter of success
- James Parker: Could marriage change convict women, as the authorities believed? Could it increase their economic security?
- Ros Escott: Far from Jane Austen's World: the importance of marrying well
- Jennifer Garvey: The Next Generation: a convict daughter makes good
Session 2: The up-and-down fortunes of publicans
- Alison Alexander: Women at the Bar: ex-convict publicans
- Meredith Hodgson: "I am still keeping the same house as when I last wrote I am keeping out of debt but saving no money"
- Ian Leader-Elliott: Colonially Convicted Innkeeper Turned Litigant: Catherine Connelly
Session 3: A land of opportunity?
- Doug Wilkie: The Adventures of a Brothel Keeper: Bad Girl Bess and Polly the Nipper
- Deb Norris: From Ireland to the Huon Valley of Van Diemen's Land: Ellen Talbot's contribution to building a community
- Fiona MacFarlane: What Lies Beneath: Some of the best discoveries require a little digging ... An archivist's journey of exploration through the records of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office