Copyright Policy




Privacy Policy


Non-discrimination Policy


Registration Terms and Conditions


Copyright Notice

Material published on this website is protected to the extent allowed by the Copyright Act 1968 (C’th) ("the Act") and international copyright laws. Commercial material published by the Convict Women’s Press is also covered by the Copyright Act and international copyright laws and should be read separately to this copyright notice.

Transcriptions and images on the website have been sourced from several areas for research purposes only. They have been reproduced and published with permission from the owners, or are available in the public domain. If you wish to publish, download, print and otherwise reproduce this information for commercial purposes please contact the original owners as we cannot grant permission. If content of this website is reproduced or quoted, either in whole or in part for commercial purposes, acknowledgement of the source is requested. Permission is granted for the reproduction of material on this website for educational or non-commercial purposes only.

While every effort has been made by Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. to respect copyright of materials used in this website, if anyone identifies where copyright has inadvertently or erroneously been breached or trademarks infringed, please contact us.


This website has been developed by the Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. as a research tool. The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. and its associated organisations have also used information submitted in good faith by individuals with the understanding that such information is accurate, relevant and made available with permission for inclusion on this website. We cannot always guarantee the integrity of the data, though attempts are made to verify the data. If you find an error please contact us. No reliance should be made by a user of material or information accessed via this site.

The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. website provides links to many external sources for your convenience. In providing such links, the Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. does not accept responsibility for the relevancy, accuracy, appropriateness of contents or reliability of any other website, or the service it provides for any purpose. While every endeavour is made to keep information and links up–to–date and relevant if you have concerns that the information or links may have been corrupted, please contact us.

The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. website does not warrant that functions available on this website are free of infection by computer viruses or other contamination, nor that access to the website or any part thereof will not suffer from interruption from time to time, without notice.

While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the information on this site is as accurate as possible, The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. gives no warranty or guarantee that information is accurate, complete, relevant, or fit for any purpose.

This website also provides users with access to the Female Convicts in VDL database hosted by the University of Tasmania and transcribed from original sources by volunteers of the Female Convicts Research Committee Inc.. Please review the University of Tasmania website for their disclaimer and policies.

Information on this website and associated websites is subject to change without notice.

Privacy Policy

Personal details are provided to us as part of our subscription programme. This information is stored in our database and used to validate subscriptions on log-in. Every reasonable and appropriate effort is made to keep your information secure and private. We will only use your personal details for the purposes for which it was provided. The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. ask subscribers for email addresses to enable authentication of applications and to send out messages that we deem appropriate for user groups. Although we are a not-for-profit organisation, we take every endeavour to respect the Australian Spam Act 2003. Subscribers who do not wish to be sent messages by email are asked to contact the administrator. Sensitive information associated with on-line transactions will not be kept on this site but will be handled by third parties such as PayPal whose Privacy Policy should be reviewed. We will not provide your personal details to third parties unless it is within our obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (C’th), the Tasmanian Personal Information Protection Act 2004, or where it is necessary to facilitate transactions requested by you.

You have access to your personal information on the "Your User Profile" page where you are able to edit your details and opt-in or opt-out of mailing list subscriptions, or terminate your account. Any statistics collected by our website, whether Joomla, Acymailing or Membership registrations, are anonymous. 

External sites that are linked to or from the Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. website or associated websites, are not under our control or responsibility and you are advised to appraise their privacy statements.

Personal or family historical information is often provided to the Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. for inclusion in our website and the database hosted by University of Tasmania. We take reasonable efforts to ensure that information used is of historic value. If you have reason to believe your privacy has been breached through the publication of such information please contact us.

Non-discrimination Policy

The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. does not advocate, support, or practice unlawful discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.


Registration Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to Guest Researchers and FCRC Members when using both the FCRC website and the Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land database.
For Guest Researchers on a 12 month subscription plan:  You will be notified when the plan is due to expire and invited to renew your subscription.   Subscriptions are free.


- You will not share your given account name and password with anyone else.

- You will not attempt to export data from the database, unless given permission to do so by the Female Convicts Research Committee Inc..

- You will not attempt to corrupt any of the data in the database.

- Volunteers and FCRC Members acknowledge that any works created by them on behalf of Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. become copyright of Female Convicts Research Centre Inc., unless a prior agreement is reached in writing.

You are advised to read our Policies on Privacy, Copyright and Disclaimer.   

The Female Convicts Research Centre Inc., will occasionally send you emails that may or may not be relevant to you.  We make every endeavour to keep these emails to a minimum however, if you do not wish to receive these emails you will find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of emails, and you are able to unsubscribe at any time on the Update Email Subscription page here.

Once your registration has been approved, please familiarise yourself with the FAQs page in the Researchers Menu Area.

Guest Researcher subscriptions lapse after 12 months, or if we cannot contact you by the email address you have provided.