Making a Fresh Start: Tasmanian Female Ex-Convicts in Free Settlement Queensland.

Jan Richardson is a is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences at Griffith University. She is also a Research Assistant at the Harry Gentle Resource Centre in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University.

Jan’s lecture, to be held at the Commissariat Store Museum on 10 November 2021, will explore the stories of ex-convict women and their families who sought to make a fresh start as ‘free settlers’ in the colony of Queensland. Purchase tickets here.