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Research Seminars

Research seminars, held twice yearly, are open to all members and to the general public.


FCRC Autumn seminar, Sunday 22 April 2018

Topic: 'The Hobart Town Female Factory and the move to the Cascades, 1828'

To mark the 190th anniversary, our next seminar explores the old Hobart Town Female Factory and the move to the new one at the Cascades.

Registrations are now open.​ Further details available here...


Old Hobart Gaol corner of Macquarie and Murray Streets - site of Hobart Town Female Factory

Source: Archives Office of Tasmania


Save the dates:

Spring Seminar 2018:  28th October, 2018

Autumn Seminar 2019:  28th April, 2019


Past Seminar Programs:


Spring 2017:  Tales of the Unexpected.

Online Audio files are available on our website for 8 of the presentations. To help us cover seminar costs, these will be made available to FCRC members at an introductory fee of $10.  Please contact us by email if you are interested in listening to these presentations.


Spring 2010: Populating the Ross Female Factory

Autumn 2010: Female Factories: Who worked there and why?


Referencing suggestion for seminar papers:

[Author], '[Title of paper'], unpublished paper presented at  FCRC Seminar, [seminar date].

or if published:

[Author], ['Title of paper'],  paper presented at FCRC Seminar, [seminar date],