The Female Convicts Research Centre is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

Its purpose is to encourage research “into the lives and experiences of convict women and their children in Van Diemen’s Land; into the Female Factories through which they passed; and into the staff of the Factories who looked after them and the settlers for whom they worked”.

 

The organisation began in 2004 as a sub-committee of the Board of the Female Factory Historic Site Inc.  In 2012 the organisation became incorporated as the Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the current management of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, the Port Arthur Historical Site Management Authority, the FCRC maintains its links with the site.

 

 

Registration as a Guest Researcher is entirely free and entitles access to the Female Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land database.

 

 

Committee of Management

 

Elected Office Bearers:

President: Dianne Snowden

Vice-President: Colette McAlpine (Interim)

Treasurer: Ros Escott

Secretary: Alison Alexander

Appointed Members:

Co-ordinator, Quality Assurance and Training:

Communications Co-ordinator:  Elaine Crawford (info@femaleconvicts.org.au)

Database Manager: Colette McApline (database@femaleconvicts.org.au)

Database Administrator: Elaine Crawford

Genealogical Research Co-ordinator: Colette McAlpine (genealogy@femaleconvicts.org.au)

Librarian:  Deb Norris.

Public Officer: Ros Escott (info@femaleconvicts.org.au)

Representative, Convict Women’s Press: Elaine Crawford

Seminar Co-ordinator:  Robyn Everist (submissions@femaleconvicts.org.au)

Volunteer Co-ordinator: Colette McAlpine

Website Administrator: Elaine Crawford (info@femaleconvicts.org.au)

 

General email enquiries:

 info@femaleconvicts.org.au

 

Postal Address:

Female Convicts Research Centre Inc.

PO Box 550

South Hobart TAS 7004

Australia

 

ABN:  62 338 187 156

 

Registered Charity

Female Convicts Research Centre is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

2014 Advancing education (01/01/2014)
2014 Advancing culture (01/01/2014)

 

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