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CORRECTION to Newsletter No. 10, April 2012

CORRECTION: the date for finishing the ships projects is July 2013, NOT 2012.

Janet sends her apologies for missing this typo.

Revised copies of Chainletter can be downloaded below.

In this issue, we report on the progress of the Ships Project, deadlines for the Founders and Survivors project, recent research, and workshops to be held in Tasmania and Victoria in June.

Founders and Survivors Newsletter No. 10, April 2012

Please note that the previous versions of this newsletter had an error. The corrected versions can be downloaded here.

We report on the progress of the Ships Project, deadlines for the Founders and Survivors project, recent research, and workshops to be held in Tasmania and Victoria in June.

Founders and Survivors at the European Social Science History Conference

The Founders and Survivors research team presented four papers at the European Social Science History conference, Glasgow, 11-14 April 2012.

Work, Punishment and Death in Convict Australia

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Convict transportation to Australia is often thought of as particularly harsh form of punishment. Contrary to its representation in the popular literature, however, death rates for male convicts under sentence in Australia were comparable to those for the equivalent age cohorts in the British Isles.

Videos about the Founders and Survivors project

Two of our research staff, Janet McCalman and Rebecca Kippen, are featured in videos from the Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne. The videos are an introduction to the Founders and Survivors project and an introduction to Histories and Demographies at the Centre. They can be viewed at http://www.chs.unimelb.edu.au/

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