Oct 4

FHACT Monthly Meeting (Register)

Free
Date & Time
4 October 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Timezone
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Close
5 October 2022 12:00 AM

 

FHACT August Monthly Meeting is a hybrid meeting. Members and guests interested in attending should register for this event via Zoom or in personAfter registering to attend via Zoom, you will receive an email with a link to the external Zoom website to complete the registration.

 

The topic for this meeting is:

"The Last Convict"

 

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 Anthony Hill was born in Melbourne and has recently returned, but he lived in Canberra for many years. In a varied career, he has been a newspaper and television reporter, political journalist, antique dealer, speechwriter for Australia's Governor-General, and now a full-time author.

The Last Convict tells the tale of a man called Samuel Speed, transported to Western Australia in 1866 for having burnt a barley stack with a companion because they were starving and wanted to go to prison for regular meals.

It turned into exile for 72 years. When Speed died in November 1938, less than a year before the outbreak of the Second World War, he believed himself to be – and is widely accepted as – the last transported convict to die in Australia.

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Event Type
Hybrid event
Event Location
FHACT Education Room
Cook Community Centre
41 Templeton Street
Cook ACT 2614
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