Female Convicts Research Centre Seminar
Topic: to be announced soon
Sunday 5th April 2020
Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street
Registrations are closed. Registration will be $50 (plus 50c. Trybooking fee).
8.30 registration open
9.15: Welcome and Introduction: Dianne Snowden
9.30 Session 1:
The New Norfolk Asylum: an overview – Dianne Snowden
Women convicted at Liverpool and admitted to NNA – Stephanie McComb
Mary Ann Lowe – a convict – Margaret Schmidt
10:15 Question time
10.30 Morning tea
10.45 Session 2:
Balancing silent treatment and silent histories – Catherine Rees
The Last Ladies – Chris Woods
Apprehended in Liverpool Street: Female delinquency and madness in the Van Diemen’s Land colony – Honey Dower
12:15 Question time
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 The FCRC Database: what it is and how to use it. An interactive demonstration of the Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land Database.
2.00 Session 3:
Deaths at the New Norfolk Hospital for the Insane – Leonie Mickleborough
Solitary confinement exposure and psychiatric admission rates – Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
2.30 Question Time
2.45 Conclusion and Seminar close
Please note: some changes might have to be made to the program in the intervening months. Please check our website for updates.
Your admission ticket will be emailed to you by Trybooking. We would prefer you print it out and present it at the door.
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.
Interstate and overseas visitors at our Autumn 2019 seminar.