Annual General Meeting of Convict Women's Press Inc - 5th August 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Convict Womens Press Inc. will be held on Monday 5th August at 5.15 pm in the General Office of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, 16 Degraves St., South Hobart (entry via the rear carpark). The business of the meeting will be to elect office-holders and to table reports, including financial accounts.

The Annual General Meeting of Female Convicts Research Centre Inc. will be held at the same place at 4.30pm. Please see the Female Convicts Research Centre website for further information.

Following the two meetings, all members are welcome to join the Committees at the Cascade Hotel for a meal.

Ros Escott

CWP Public Officer

 

The Convict Women's Press Inc. is a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit publishing company formed in 2010. It publishes books about female convicts transported to colonial Australia.

Email:

Convict Women's Press can be contacted at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postal Address:

Convict Women's Press Inc.

PO Box 550

South Hobart  TAS  7004

Australia

Committee of Management:

Current members of the Committee of Management are:

  • President:  Alison Alexander
  • Vice President: Colette McAlpine
  • Secretary:Marie di Benedetto
  • Treasurer: Ros Escott
  • Website & IT Manager: Elaine Crawford
  • Book Distribution Manager: Leonie Mickleborough
  • Public Officer: Ros Escott

 

Becoming a CWP Committee Member:

The CWP Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting, held annually in August.

Any member of the Convict Women’s Press may be nominated for election as an officer of the Association, or as an ordinary committee member. A nomination of a candidate for election as an officer of the Association, or as an ordinary committee member, is to be – (a)made in writing, signed by 2 members of CWP and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the nomination); and (b)delivered to the public officer at least 10 days before the day on which the annual general meeting is to be held.  Committee Nomination Form 2019 (pdf).

The officers of the Association are as follows: (a) President; (b) Vice-president; (c) Treasurer; (d) Secretary.  Five other committee members are to be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Clauses 23-28 of the CWP Rules of Incorporation 2018 explain the full procedures for committee nomination and selection.

CWP is working in the professional area of publishing, and committee members are expected to have a professional attitude to their role. They are required to be active in a responsibility or role, and to attend all committee meetings, unless for an exceptional reason. Meetings are held 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the first Monday of alternate months, or more often as required, at the Female Factory Historic Site, 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart.

Membership

If you wish to become a member of the Convict Women's Press Inc., please email us:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership information is available in the Rules of Incorportation 2018.

 

Rules of Incorporation

Convict Women's Press  Rules of Incorporation 2018 as adopted 6th August 2018, at the Convict Women's Press Inc Annual General Meeting and registered 11th September 2018 by Department of Justice (Tasmania) - Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading.

 

ABN:  73 810 048 995

 

Registered Charity

Convict Women's Press is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Advancing education (01/07/2017)
Advancing culture (01/07/2017)

 

Publications

Publications to date:

 

Convict Lives at the Cascades Female Factory (Vol. 2)

Edited by Alison Alexander and Alice Meredith Hodgson. Published by Convict Women's Press April 2018.

 

Repression, Reform and Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory

Edited by Alison Alexander.

1st edition (paperback with colour plates) published by Convict Women's Press in October 2016.

 

From the Edges of Empire: Convict Women from Beyond the British Isles.

Edited by Lucy Frost and Colette McAlpine

1st edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in October 2015.

 

Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory, edited by Alison Alexander

1st edition (paperback)  published by Convict Women's Press in August 2014

1st edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in November 2014

 

Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory, edited by Lucy Frost and Meredith Hodgson

1st edition (paperback)  published by Convict Women's Press in February 2013

1st edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in February 2013

 

Convict Lives at the Ross Female Factory, edited by Lucy Frost

1st edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in 2011

1st edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in 2012

 

Convict Lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory

1st edition (paperback) published by Research Tasmania in 2009

2nd edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in 2012

2nd edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in 2012

 

 

 

Now Available

Latest Publication

from

Convict Women's Press:

 

Cascades vol 2 cover

Convict Lives at the Cascades Female Factory (Volume 2)

The second volume to tell the dramatic stories of some of the female convicts who passed through the Cascades Female Factory

Launched 22nd April 2018.