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Upcoming Seminar: "The mad, the bad and the sad"

“The mad, the bad and the sad”: Life courses of convict women transported to Tasmania Rebecca Kippen Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, and visiting academic, Monash University

School of Rural Health, Public Research Seminar Tuesday 1 October, 5-6pm Auditorium, School of Rural Health, Monash University,
26 Mercy St Bendigo

RSVP by Monday 30 September to Cathy Ward
( or 03 5440 9082
Please note seating is limited.

Founders and Survivors Newsletter No.12, December 2012

This third edition of Chainletter for 2012 features articles about Founders & Survivors Storylines; the common hangman, William Bamford; chain migration; the men of the Indefatigable; and a convict tour of Ireland in photos. There are also updates on Founders and Survivors projects, book reviews and volunteer news.

Enjoy reading this over the Christmas holidays. We wish you a Happy New Year!


Emigration Scheme VDL to Geelong & Portland Bay, VIC 1845-6

An index of migrants from Van Diemen's Land brought to Victoria by the Geelong, Portland Bay (& Port Fairy) Emigration Scheme between 1845 and 1846 is available at

The original records are held in the Geelong Heritage Centre on microfilm.

2012 Making Public Histories Seminar Series

Thursday 20 September 2012 @ 5:30pm
The Founders & Survivors Project: Australian life courses 1803-1920: Digital History Making

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