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.

View the convict records for these women.

Read biographies of the 200 female convicts transported on the Australasia in 1849.  These are updated when new information is found. (You need to be logged in to the website to access these.)

Order an ebook copy of A Drift of 'Derwent Ducks'.

 

Rajah 1841 Female Convicts

This research project was undertaken with Dr Dianne Snowden and resulted in the publication of Patchwork Prisoners. The life of each of the 180 Rajah convicts was researched and we attempted 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. These are updated when new information is found. (You need to be logged in to the website to access these.)

Order a paperback or ebook copy of Patchwork Prisoners.

 

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