QSA talk with Jan Richardson, HGRC Visiting Fellow

QSA talk with Jan Richardson, HGRC Visiting Fellow

Join us on Thursday, 22 October from 10.30 am Qld time, for an online QSA talk, ‘Offenders, paupers and “pioneers”: Convict women and their families in pre-Separation Queensland’, presented by HGRC Visiting Fellow, Jan Richardson.

Jan discusses her research on female convicts and ex-convicts who arrived in Moreton Bay after the closure of the penal settlement in 1839. Her current project comprises a more extensive examination of historical and genealogical records — including photographs, family trees and cemetery records — to reconstruct the lives of these women, many of whom married ex-convict husbands and raised families during Moreton Bay’s earliest years of free settlement.

Livestream link: https://livestream.com/qldstatearchives/offenderspaupersandpioneers?fbclid=IwAR2GWQX7rVHFrLHfRqO9aLRVu65h_dSJtM48ZYxPzORRxezgyu2bi8YKWSM

 

 

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