Female Convicts Research Centre

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Listed in Free, Histories & Stories, Research, Tasmania, Women & Women's issues


“The Female Convicts Research Centre promotes interest in the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), by encouraging and facilitating research.

“From 1803 to 1853, 12,500 female convicts were transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), as punishment for crimes, mainly theft. After serving their sentences they were released into the community. Their transportation left a lasting legacy.

“The Female Convicts Research Centre encourages research into these female convicts, mainly through its database, website and twice-yearly seminars.

“When you become a member of the FCRC, you gain access to our database where you will find information entered by our volunteers as we attempt to reconstruct the life course of each female convict.”

The Female Convicts Research Centre has many online resources and historical information for genealogy research and they’re researching the genealogy of each convict woman.

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