FCRC Seminar 2022
1st May 2022
Venue: To be advised
Topic: Young female convicts in Van Diemen’s Land
Program and Registration available mid February 2022
Many female convicts were under the age of sixteen. What was their experience of convict life? How did they cope, forcibly separated from their families and everything that was familiar? What was their post-sentence experience?
The next Female Convicts Research Centre seminar will focus on the experiences of young female convicts in Van Diemen’s Land.
Important message from the FCRC Committee
The health and well-being of our members, volunteers and supporters continues to be of paramount importance to us in the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.
Based on current advice, and the best public health information available, the Female Convicts Research Committee has decided to postpone indefinitely the seminar to be held on Sunday 5 April 2020. We have made the decision reluctantly and acknowledge the huge effort that has gone in to the organisation of the seminar, and especially the work done in the preparation of those papers to be presented. We look forward to rescheduling the seminar when the COVID-19 situation improves.
Seminar registration fees will be refunded as soon as possible. All refunds will be made through TryBooking via the same payment method as the original transaction.
Please address all inquiries about the seminar to Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding COVID-19 and/or the Australian Government’s advice, you are directed to www.health.gov.au, the Tasmanian Public Health website or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Dr Dianne Snowden AM
President, Female Convicts Research Centre
13 March 2020
Topic: The Early Years 1803 -1828
Sunday 2nd May, 2021
Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street
8:30 Registration Open
9:15 Welcome from the President of the FCRC, Dianne Snowden
Dianne Snowden An overview of the early years
John Ewington Catherine Tobin: notorious strumpet and dangerous girl? No!
Alison Alexander Maria Lord: convict, entrepreneur and governor’s lady
10:30 to 11:00 MORNING TEA
The Morley was the first ship to bring female convicts direct to Van Diemen’s Land
Elaine Crawford The voyage of the Morley, part one
Colette McAlpine The voyage of the Morley, part one
Dianne Lowe Hobart Town and Sydney: a comparison of the lives of Morley women
12:00 to 1:00 LUNCH
John Stephenson Virtual Hobart Town: a digital exploration of the convicts’ new home
Diane Phillips Early years at the George Town Female Factory
Don Bradmore The shocking ordeal of Johanna Lynch (read by Wendy Donnelly)
Graeme Boxhall Maria Allen: assigned to Sarah Island – twice
Helen Quilty Doing time: the 1825 factory system in decline
3:00 Seminar close
Registration will be $50 (plus 50c. Trybooking fee).
Bookings close Sunday 25th April 2021.
Bookings are now full. Waitlist available through TryBooking.
Please note: some changes might have to be made to the program in the intervening months. Please check our website for updates.
Our seminars provide an opportunity for attendees to meet up with others with the same ancestors or research subject.
Our seminar booking system will provide a space for attendees to enter a maximum of two names of female convict ancestors, the name of their ship, and the ship's arrival date. By entering your convict ancestors' names you give permission to share your name and your ancestors name on our Convict Connect-up list. This list is used only for the current seminar and no other purpose.
Your admission ticket will be emailed to you by Trybooking. We would prefer you print it out and present it at the door.
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.
Interstate and overseas visitors at our Autumn 2019 seminar.