Book Launch

Patchwork Prisoners was launched at Parliament House, Hobart on 19 July 2013 by the Premier of Tasmania, Hon. Lara Giddings. The event was well attended. Judith and Chris Cornish from Live History performed a piece from Louisa's Walk. Descendants, friends, colleague and family attended, many descendants coming from interstate and New Zealand.

Photos by Dan Taylor

Rajah's granddaughter

Rajah's granddaughter, Bernadette Dewhurst-Phillips with husband Gary

Books for Sale 

Colette McAlpine ready to sell lots of copies of Patchwork Prisoners

Judith and Robyn

Judith Wood and Robyn Bradshaw in the back row, Bernadette Dewhurst-Phillips perusing Patchwork Prisoners biographies

Trudy and Christina

Author Trudy Cowley in discussion with Christina Henri

NZ descendants

Authors Dianne Snowden and Trudy Cowley book-ending descendants of convict Sarah Green from New Zealand

Attending friends

Friends of author Trudy Cowley attending the launch—Leanne, Jenny, Margaret

Ann Mack descendants

Descendants of convict Ann Mack—Denise, Barbara and Joanna

Ann Mack descendants

Ian Byers and Denise Gladwin, descendants of convict Ann Mack

Hannah Brown descendant

Helen Hardie, descendant of convict Hannah Brown, perusing Patchwork Prisoners

MC

 Master of Ceremonies, Bob Gordon, welcoming everyone

 Premier of Tasmania

Hon. Lara Giddings, Premier of Tasmania, launching Patchwork Prisoners, with MC Bob Gordon

Premier of Tasmania

Hon. Lara Giddings, Premier of Tasmania, launching Patchwork Prisoners

Authors

 

Authors Trudy Cowley and Dianne Snowden listening to the Premier

Judith Cornish

Judith Cornish performing a piece from Louisa's Walk

Author

Author Dianne Snowden thanking the Premier, watched by MC Bob Gordon

Descendants

Descendants of Rajah convicts who attended the launch, with authors Dianne Snowden and Trudy Cowley

Author

Author Trudy Cowley amusing Premier Lara Giddings and author Dianne Snowden with her speech

Author

Author Trudy Cowley demonstrating the volume of biographies of the 180 Rajah convicts

Naughty Corner

Girls in the 'naughty corner'—author Trudy Cowley, Premier Lara Giddings, author Dianne Snowden

Authors with Premier

Authors Trudy Cowley and Dianne Snowden book-ending the Premier of Tasmania, Hon. Lara Giddings

Authors, Premier and Descendant

Authors Trudy Cowley and Dianne Snowden with Premier Lara Giddings and descendant Loretta Polley

Authors with Premier

Authors Trudy Cowley and Dianne Snowden with Premier Lara Giddings

Authors with descendant

Authors Trudy Cowley and Dianne Snowden with descendant Penny Jennings

descendants

Descendant of convict Eliza Riley, Loretta Polley with others

cashed up

Alison Alexander and Judith Wood show how well book sales went

Descendant and Christina

Descendant of convict Sarah Green, Judith Stehr from New Zealand, with Christina Henri

 

 Photos by Dan Taylor

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