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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.
This is the first edition of Chainletter for 2013. It's theme is 'imposture and the fantasists who committed it'. Read fascinating stories of rogues, murderers and swindlers. Also find out what the volunteers have been doing this year, and the future of the Founders and Survivors project.
A small (1.3 MB) and large (3.1 MB) version of the newsletter is available for download. Enjoy!
Founders and Survivors Storylines was launched in Hobart on 3 December 2012 by the Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings. It is an online resource designed for school students based on data collected by the Founders and Survivors project. The official website will be available from January 2013 (we will keep you posted). In the meantime you can keep track of what is happening with FAS Storylines on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FoundersAndSurvivorsStorylines.
If you do not have a Facebook account, here are some links to the YouTube videos: