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 Launceston Female Factory
Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory is the third book in the Convict Lives series to be published by the Convict Women's Press. It was launched on 23 February 2013 at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site by the Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings.
The Launceston Female Factory opened in 1834 as the first purpose-built institution for convict women in Van Diemen's Land. By 1842 more than 320 women and children were crammed into the buildings with predictable consequences for order, hygiene and infant mortality. Riots were not uncommon. Over a twenty year period, the Launceston Female Factory housed thousands of women and children but despite the appalling conditions resourceful women created social spaces for dancing and singing - and drinking.
The book contains 33 stories from 34 contributors, all members of the Female Convicts Research Centre, and edited by Lucy Frost and Alice Meredith Hodgson.
- An institutional failure: the Launceston Female Factory by James Parker
- Obstreperous inmates by Penelope Marshall
- A rose by any other name by Jo Brodie
- Washed ashore: surviving the shipwreck of the Neva by Victor Malham
- A swing rioter: Elizabeth Studham by Keryn Rivett
- Mary Salmon, a 'sad spectacle of humanity', and other women of the Tasmania in the Launceston Female Factory by Joan Kavanagh & Dianne Snowden
- A long way from Tipperary: Margaret Ryan by Ralph Crane
- 'A white rag burning': Jane Allen by Dianne Snowden
- 'Moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil': an infant murder in County Roscommon by Elaine Farrell
- Mary Hogg: a reluctant grandmother by Colette McAlpine
- 'An interesting appearance' and a libellous case by Lyn Horton
- A journey to gentility: Hannah Tillotson by Noelene Goodwin
- Quite a girl by Bernadette Dewhurst-Phillips
- Ann Murray 'mangles' her career as a laundry maid by Jeanette Hyland
- The men's quarters—first violation for Ann Cooley by Leonie Mickleborough
- Unhappy daughter of a celebrity: Sophia Mendoza by Lucy Frost & Susan Ballyn
- An immigrant woman in the convict system: Ann Winfield by LIz Rushen
- 'A most respectable matron': Mary Kirk by Trudy Cowley
- 'The biggest blackguard in town': Ellen Toolan by Tim Horton
- Charity by name perhaps by Alison Alexander
- A tough and tragic life by Lynne Gillam
- From despair to dynasty: Ellen Heath's story by Lois Newham
- Jane Moffat: all for love by Joy Crane
- Sly, and a great thief by Kay Buttfield
- Mary Latham: a feisty troubled girl from Manchester by June Aleknavicius
- A convict traveller ... for the love of family by Deborah Norris
- Surviving by a thread by Judith Wood
- Judith what's-her-name from County Galway by Fay Grimsey
- Feisty tragic or incorrigible old vagrant by Dianne Cassidy
- A brutal outrage at Westbury: the lingering death of Anne Callaghan by Cheryl Griffin
- Beatrice McBarnet: bold woman, bold son by Colette McAlpine
- Mary Heffernan and the big top by Rod Beaver
- 'A basket on her arm and a blessing on her lips' by Kim Simpson