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This third edition of Chainletter for 2012 features articles about Founders & Survivors Storylines; the common hangman, William Bamford; chain migration; the men of the Indefatigable; and a convict tour of Ireland in photos. There are also updates on Founders and Survivors projects, book reviews and volunteer news.
Enjoy reading this over the Christmas holidays. We wish you a Happy New Year!
An index of migrants from Van Diemen's Land brought to Victoria by the Geelong, Portland Bay (& Port Fairy) Emigration Scheme between 1845 and 1846 is available at http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/geelong2.htm.
The original records are held in the Geelong Heritage Centre on microfilm.
Thursday 20 September 2012 @ 5:30pm
The Founders & Survivors Project: Australian life courses 1803-1920: Digital History Making
A new book on Irish women transported to Tasmania during the Great Famine has been published by Four Courts Press. Part of the acclaimed Maynooth Studies in Local History Series, The transportation of women from Kildare to Van Diemen's Land in 1849 by Catherine Fleming tells the story of many women from Kildare who made the arduous journey to Tasmania as the Great Famine raged in Ireland.
Read the attached press release for further information about the book and how to order.