Annual General Meeting of Convict Women's Press Inc - 2nd August 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Convict Women’s Press, Inc. will be held on Monday 2 August 2021 at 5.45 pm and is expected to last around 15 minutes. The venue is the South Hobart Community Centre at the back of the Darcy Street playground (most direct access is via the steps opposite 51 Darcy Street, South Hobart).


The nature of the business of the AGM will be to receive reports and to elect the officers and committee for the coming year. There is no special business.

Nominations are called for the committee, which consists of:
and up to 6 General Committee Members

Committee members are expected to be active in the association and to take on a responsibility or role. They should reasonably expect to be able to attend all meetings, which are held 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the first Monday of alternate months, or more often as required, at the South Hobart Community Centre.


A Committee Nomination Form is available for download here.


Thank you for your support and interest in the valuable resources and services we provide as a voluntary organisation.

Ros Escott
CWP Public Officer




Convict Lives at the Cascades Female Factory

Product Code: 26
Availability: In Stock
Weight: 420.00g
Dimensions: 148.00mm x 0.00mm x 210.00mm

Price: AUD$30.00

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Format: Paperback, (colour plates).

Edition: 1st Edition of Volume 2.

Published 2018.  Pages: 200.

ISBN: 978-0-9943859-1-8.

Edited by Alison Alexander and Alice Meredith Hodgson.


THE FASCINATING LIVES of 29 female convicts who spent time in the Cascades Female Factory, between 1829 and 1855, are the subject of this book.
The women range from young offenders to prosperous matriarchs; from tough customers to those educated enough to write letters home. Some got through the convict system fairly easily; some struggled, committing offence after offence – insolence, neglect of work, theft. Some had children, some did not. Many saw their children die. Some died in childbirth.
The 24 authors of the stories come from Tasmania, the Australian mainland and as far afield as Canada. Some are descendants of the female convict they write about, and bring family knowledge to their story. Others are academics, general historians or just interested people.
This is the fifth book in the Convict Women’s Press series of Convict Lives in Van Diemen’s Land’s female factories. It is a wonderful collection of stories, showing the ups and downs of Tasmania’s convict system, and the important role of the Cascades Female Factory.






A New Publication


Convict Women's Press

 CL NN web

Now Available

Convict Lives:

Female Convicts

at the New Norfolk Asylum


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