Seminar 8th October 2017
Female Convicts Research Centre Seminar
Topic: Tales of the Unexpected
on Sunday 8th October, 2017
at the Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street
9.15 registration open
9.50: Welcome and Introduction
10.00 Session 1: Not your usual convict women
Ros Escott: Cross-dressers
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart: Runaway Convict Women
Leonie Mickleborough: Guilty of wearing clothes removed from the dead
11.00 Morning tea
11.30 Presentation to Nicola Goc
11.40 Session 2: The young and the old
Anna Jacobs: Very young convicts
Arthur Davidson: Margaret Gray (read by Lilian McDonald)
Alison Alexander: Women over 70
12.40 pm Lunch
1.30 Dramatic performance
Rowena McDougall: Women of Conviction: fame, infamy.
(1) Mary Mary Quiet, Contrary
(2) What Was Eliza Lacking?
2.00 Session 3: Outside Van Diemen’s Land
Tamsin O’Connor: women at Moreton Bay
Jan Richardson: Female convict paupers in Queensland
Cheryl Griffin: Jamima Champion, pioneer of Oregon
Colette McAlpine: ‘I want to go back to Tasmania’
3.30 Seminar close
3.40 FCRC general meeting
Please note: some changes might have to be made to the program in the intervening months. Please check our website for updates.
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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.
|Event Date||08-10-2017 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-10-2017 3:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||08-07-2017 8:45 am|
|Number of available places||86|
|Registration cut-off date||01-10-2017 5:00 pm|
|Location||Hobart Town Hall|