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.
CWP Public Officer
Convict Lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory
Out of Print. Available in eBook only.
Cascades Female Factory in Van Diemen's Land opened in 1828 and closed as a gaol in 1877. Female convicts, and some locally convicted women, were sent there for punishment, to be assigned or hired as servants, or to await confinement. In telling their stories, the authors provide historical context for the critical events in these women's lives. Convict Lives will give you insight into Tasmanian and female convict history as well as the lives of these fascinating women.
This book contains the stories of 33 female convicts who passed through Cascades Female Factory. The stories are written by 22 contributors.
- 'Deserving of severe punishment': Jane Turner by Trudy Cowley
- Ann Darter, assigned servant by Kate Carlisle
- Saved by a policeman: Sarah Waters by Leonie Mickleborough
- A dislike of domestic service: Elizabeth Smith by Alison Alexander
- Rising to prosperity: Margaretta Sarah Brymer by Trudy Cowley
- Sentenced in Van Diemen's Land: Mary Vowles by Alison Alexander
- A hard case: Ann Forrest by James Parker
- 'Extreme neatness': Mary Jarvis by Jeanette Hyland
- Catherine Henrys, alias Jemmy the Rover by Fiona MacFarlane
- 116 grandchildren: Jane Morris by Lesley McCoull
- 'Mary Jane', a convict slave by Lucy Frost
- Ellen Scott of the Flash Mob by Trudy Cowley
- Nurse Ludlow Tedder by Glad Wishart (compiled by Trudy Cowley & Suzanne Pennicott-Jones)
- Capital respite: Elizabeth Williams by Trudy Cowley
- Well-behaved women: Mary Kennedy and others by Alison Alexander
- Hard life and sad death: Mary Kinnear by Trudy Cowley
- Children in the Female Factory: Mary Parfitt by Sharon Finn
- 'Mother has shot me': Mary Mulhair by Dianne Snowden
- 'Fanny Langastaff will yet be a lady' by Dianne Snowden
- 'On the town': Sarah Myers by Barbara Walker
- Tough childhood, tough life: Elizabeth Cale by Alison Alexander
- Five partners, five children: Sophia White by Colette McAlpine
- 'Your unfortunate and undutiful wife': Ellen Cornwall by Lucy Frost
- Eleven children: Margaret Callaghan by Pat Henshall
- Van Diemen's Land's Mona Lisa: Mary Wilson by Suzanne Pennicott-Jones
- Drunk and disorderly: Margaret Behan by Alison Alexander
- The Insane Asylum: Nappy King by Trudy Cowley
- 'An old and much respected resident': Catherine Bartley by Helen Rees, Kim Simpson and Lyn Staite
- 'The poor creatures': Jane Cook by Lyn McLeavy
- Enthusiastic absconder: Mary Nicholson by Lorraine Wootton
- Rebellious Mary Ann Keith by Lorraine Wootton
- Esther Henrietta Botibol, Sephardic Jew by Susan Ballyn
- Mary Sullivan, murderer by Trudy Cowley