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This is the second Chainletter for 2014. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart reports on the new grants from the Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme. Rebecca Kippen gives an update on the progress of the Convicts to Diggers project, providing some interesting early results. An edited version of the public lecture delivered at the University of Edinburgh in March by Janet McCalman is provided. Tony Stagg reflects on some of the more dramatic workplace deaths he has found while transcribing for Rebecca Kippen.
This is the first Chainletter for 2014. Rebecca Kippen gives an update on Convicts & Diggers; Hamish Maxwell-Stewart reports on his new projects in the United Kingdom; Lucy Frost recounts the history of the Female Convicts Research Centre; Trudy Cowley explains about the new home for the Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land database; Janet McCalman reports on a five-week tour of European research; and Colette McAlpine describes Hobart in the 1830s.
This is the final edition of Chainletter for 2013. It provides a progress report on our research, a call for new volunteers to work on the Convicts to Diggers project, a history of the Founders & Survivors Life Course Project, as well as an article by Garry McLouglin on the Keoghs of Wexford and one by Colette McAlpine about the last convict standing—was it Selina Langley?
Merry Christmas to all of our supporters and volunteers and you'll hear from us again in 2015.
This is the second edition of Chainletter for 2013. It provides a progress report on the Ships Project and the future of Founders & Survivors. Also, volunteer Colin Tuckerman writes about the Earl St Vincent; a new book, Patchwork Prisoners is reviewed; Rebecca Kippen gives a history of birth, death and marriage registrations in Tasmania; Garry McLoughlin tells the remarkable story of Irish convict Philip O'Reilly; and Jenny Wells details an example of chain migration to Tasmania.