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Founders and Survivors newsletter

Contributing to Chainletter (deadline: 21 August 2011)

Would you like to contribute to Chainletter, the Founders and Survivors Newsletter? The deadline for contributions to issue number 8 is 21 August 2011. If you are interested in contributing an article, please contact Janet McCalman on

Founders and Survivors Newsletter No. 7, April 2011

This first issue of Chainletter for 2011 looks at the Vandemonians on the Victorian goldfields. It was inspired by the work of our first volunteer working party on the Tasmanians recorded in the Victoria Police Gazettes.

There are two files available for download: a larger file with a larger image resolution (higher quality images), and a smaller file which is more suitable if you have a slow internet connection.

Melbourne transcribers' workshop - cap on attendance

Due to popular demand, we will have to limit attendance for Colette McAlpine's transcription workshop to 45. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to if you have not already done so.

Details of the workshop are at

Transcribers' Workshop for Tasmanian Female Convict Records, 12 February 2011

Transcribers' Workshop for Tasmanian Female Convict Records with Colette McAlpine of the Female Factory Research Group.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

RSVP to by Tuesday 8 February 2011.

Learn how to transcribe the digitised description, indent and conduct records of Tasmanian female convicts into the Female Family Founders Database. This database is an initiative of the Female Factory Research Group.


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