The Society of Australian Genealogists is very pleased to be able to launch this exciting project. "Ironclad Sisterhood: Telling the Stories of Convict Women" is based on the original research of Jess Hill from the 1970s which is part of the society’s archive collection. Jess, referring to the women as her “girls”, collected biographies of more than 4500 women convicts transported to NSW from 1788 to 1818. For the past 12 months, Archives Manager Alexandra Mountain and Society volunteer Andrew Redfern, joined by three intrepid Macquarie University students, have been working to bring this amazing body of work out of the archives and into the public, resulting in the creation of a website, a searchable database, and a soon to be launched podcast.
Join us for the launch of Ironclad Sisterhood where you will:
• Meet the members of the team responsible for this project
• Discover how Jess Hill’s biographies were transcribed and digitised
• Hear sneak previews of upcoming podcast episodes
• Get first access to the site
• Learn about future planned developments of the project and how you can become involved
"Ironclad Sisterhood" opens a window into a pivotal chapter of history, showcasing the strength, resilience, and determination of convict women in shaping the nation.
Join us as we honour the Ironclad Sisterhood and their enduring legacy.
All welcome to attend this event online via the Zoom platform.
This webinar will be recorded, so you can either watch it live or watch it later.
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