Talking About Convicts Seminar

28th September 2022
By Michele Rainger
Join a panel of three eminent speakers to explore researching convict lives using historic data sets

Family History ACT is excited to welcome three eminent speakers to talk about researching Australia’s convict era.

Join us on Saturday 8 October 2022 as we welcome Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Mr Michael Flynn and Associate Professor David Roberts to talk about three different data sets that can help family historians to research their convict heritage.

This half-day seminar is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Australia’s convict past. 

You can attend via Zoom or in person at the Family History ACT Library in Canberra (note places are capped for in-person attendance so book early).   


Our Program

 9.30am – Welcome

 9.35am -     Damned Lives and Statistics: Big Data and Convict Life Course   

        Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

10.35am  –   Convict lives in early New South Wales: reconstructing biographies from

                     online sources

        Mr Michael Flynn

11.35am –    Using Mr Bigge’s Enquiry two hundred years on

         Associate Professor David Roberts

12.30pm – Close

Cost: $40 non-members

          $28 members

Book your place now!  NB log in to access member pricing.

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