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The Women of Moreton Bay by Tasmin O'Connor

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The Commissariat Store Museum

115 William Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Tamsin O’Connor's thesis at University of Sydney, entitled ’All those Places of Condemnation’: Power Relations and Aspects of Resistance at the Penal Stations of New South Wales 1804 – 1842,’ aims to demonstrate that, contrary to the dominant view, the penal stations of NSW were central to the wider system of managing convict labour, to the lived experience of the mass of convicts, and therefore to the process of colonization itself. A fact that was not lost on Frank the Poet or even Ned Kelly! Tamsin began this project many years ago with an Honours thesis on Moreton Bay at the University of Queensland and then commenced study at the University of Edinburgh, joining the innovative convict studies research team of Dr Ian Duffield alongside scholars such as Hamish Maxwell Stewart, Kirsty Reid and Clare Anderson. During this time she had the opportunity to contribute to a series of landmark publications including Representing Convicts and Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives.

Wednesday talks are free, lunch afterwards $5.

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