Research into Female Convicts

Research Tasmania conducts extensive research into female convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land. The female convicts transported on the Australasia in 1849 and the Rajah in 1841 have been researched in depth.

 

Australasia 1849 Female Convicts

This research project resulted in the publication of A Drift of 'Derwent Ducks': Lives of the 200 female Irish convicts transported on the Australasia from Dublin to Hobart in 1849 in 2005.

Further research on these convicts is currently being undertaken in order to publish a 2nd edition of the book.

View the convict records for these women.

Read biographies of the 200 female convicts transported on the Australasia in 1849. (You need to be logged in to the website to access these.)

Pre-order a 2nd edtion of A Drift of 'Derwent Ducks'.

 

Rajah 1841 Female Convicts

This research project is currently being undertaken with Dr Dianne Snowden. The life of each of the 180 Rajah convicts is being researched and we are trying to identify those who were involved in making the Rajah Quilt.

View the convict records for these women.

Read biographies of the 180 female convicts transported on the Rajah in 1841. (You need to be logged in to the website to access these.)

Pre-order a copy of Patchwork Prisoners.

 

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