Several convict related lesson plans and activity guides have been developed by the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Cascades Female Factory.  Lesson plans include links to the Australian curriculum.  They also have available additional classroom resources, and resource lists to assist students with further studies.


Resources are available online:

Cascades Female Factory 

Port Arthur Historic Site

The Digital Panopticon for Schools




We have a list of books on convicts and Tasmanian history here...




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For academic referencing (suggestion only) Database: [http address], FCRC Female Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land database, entry for xxxx ID no xxx, accessed online [date].

For academic referencing (suggestion only) Website:  Female Convicts Research Centre Inc., accessed online [date] from [http address].




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