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2012 Making Public Histories Seminar Series

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

Founders & Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania for the study of survival under stress, resilience and intergenerational experience. The project depends on an army of volunteer historians and genealogists who are working through an online workstation, researching individual convict voyages, finding out who the convicts on the ship were, analysing what happened to them
during their servitude, and discovering the outcome of their lives afterwards.

The panel comprising Sandra Silcot, the research database developer, Dr Len Smith (replacing Claudine Chionh), Rebecca Kippen the historical demographer and Janet McCalman, the historian, will discuss the projects creation and progress.

Founders and Survivors Website:

Venue: State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatre, 323 Swanston St Melbourne (Entry 3 via La Trobe St)

All welcome to Attend. Bookings Essential:
Phone: (03) 8664 7099 or Email:

The Making Public Histories Seminar Series is organised by the State Library of Victoria and the Institute for Public History at Monash University on behalf of the History Council of Victoria.

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