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:
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.
Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory
Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory is the fourth book in the Convict Lives series to be published by the Convict Women's Press. It was launched on 10 August 2014 at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site by the Honorable Elise Archer MP.
The book tells the stories of 31 convict women who spent time at the George Town Factory. They ranged from women who spent brief periods there to other more rebellious convicts who paid ten, twelve of more visits, and were punished by solitary confinement, hard labour, having their hair cut off or having to wear a heavy iron collar. The 22 authors tell vivid stories of the lives of these women, separated from family and friends, trying to establish themselves in the harsh environment of convict Van Diemen's Land. The fourth book in the Convict Lives series is edited by Alison Alexander.
- Introduction: Women at George Town by Alison Alexander
- The Female Factory, George Town by Diane Phillips
- Spinning a yarn: Textile manufacturing at the George Town Female Factory by Linda Clark and Kim Simpson
- 'That bleak, cheerless Factory at George Town': Catherine Richards by Brian Rieusset
- 'Causing a great disturbance': Mary Cuttle by Cheryl Griffin
- 'Attempting to create dissatisfaction': Rosina Kernhapah Savilin by Chris Leppard-Quinn
- High jinks at the Launceston Hospital: Jane Torr by Andrea Gerrard
- A lasting legacy: Mary Sample by Judith Wood
- The other side of Shire Hall: Sarah Wilson by Stephanie Nugent
- Twelve times in the Factory: Ann Simons by Dianne Snowden
- A London rebel: Eleanor Lewis case by Jo Brodie
- A brief life after freedom: Ellen Smith by Leonie Mickleborough
- Troublesome teens: Ellen Murphy and Margaret Corbet by Lorraine Wootton
- Two Margarets and a Washington: Margaret Butler and Margaret McCormack by Keryn Rivett
- The tale of three Marys: through hardship to survival by Kay Buttfield
- Three illustrious lassies: Scottish convicts on the Lady of the Lake: Isabella Anderson, Margaret Armour, Ann Frew by Penelope Marshall
- Obedient women: Susannah Evans, Jane McDonald, Ann Green and Harriet Ponsford by Alison Alexander
- A life of trials: Janet Torens by Deborah Norris
- Stealing an infant of tender years: Rachael Wright by Christopher Riley
- A fiery redhead: Frances Todd by Dianne Cassidy
- 'Very personable': Sarah Watson by Peter Cox
- Survival at any cost: Ann Bennett by Joan Ennis
- The earl, the gold watch and the convict: Ann Garnett by Maureen Mann
- From turbulent teenager to esteemed matriarch: Catherine Bannister by Robyn MacKenzie
- The Islington angel and the needlewoman: Margaret Jones and Ann Brady by Norma Martin
- Your great-great-great grandmother was a wild child: Lydia Hines by Barry Gooding