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No ordinary convict - turning the tree into tales and books: my journey towards publishing
Presenter: Janine Marshall Wood
Janine talks about her book, “No ordinary convict. A Welshman called Rebecca”, which was published in 2021. She describes the journey to publication which began with a smaller writing project undertaken for her five grandchildren. This led to a bigger research project on her great-great grandfather, the leader of a protest movement in South Wales transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) in 1844. Janine shares her engaging journey turning tales into books.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Tasmania, Writing
Convict shackle marks
Presenter: James Guthrie
James tells the story of his convict ancestors and their journey from the West Riding of Yorkshire to Tasmania and then Victoria where they overcame the stigma of the convict shakles.
Topics related to this webcast: Counties-of-Northern-England-Discussion-Circle, Convicts, Family-Histories, Tasmania
Vandemonians: the repressed History of Colonial Victoria
Presenter: Janet McCalman
Dr McCalman’s latest publication examines the lives of former convicts who arrived as early settlers into colonial Victoria.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Tasmania, Victoria
Presenter: Clodagh Norwood
The presenter describes the life of Thomas Wainewright who was transported to Hobart for fraud. He became an artist and his portraits provide documentation of personalities in Hobart before 1850. Thomas painted one of the presenter's ancestors.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Tasmania, Victoria-and-Tasmania-Discussion-Circle
Presenter: Cheryl Griffin
Cheryl Griffin describes her search for her Tasmanian convict ancestors and talks about the resources available to assist with the research.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Tasmania
Presenter: Michael Considine
Michael Considine describes his research searching for his convict ancestors in Tasmania.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Tasmania
Presenter: Meg Bate
The presentation discusses the development of intra-colonial shipping between the ports in Tasmania and outward to the other colonies, especially Victoria. Reference is made to physical and digital resources available to research shipping and passenger records.
Topics related to this webcast: Shipping, Tasmania