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Central Coast Regional Seminar

March 4 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Black and white photograph of Woy Woy from Blackwall Hill

Land records, Convict Crimes and Convicts Transported from Ireland: A Treasure Trove of Research Possibilities

This event is in partnership with the Central Coast Family History Society

Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston AO will discuss how to use land records from the Historical Land Records Viewer, Primary Applications and Court of Claims to research the early colony of NSW. Dr Kathrine M. Reynolds will discuss how to research convicts and their crimes, focusing on women convicted in the English Courts. RAHS Senior Vice President Christine Yeats will discuss the hidden resources you can use to research convicts transported from Ireland to Australia.


About the speakers:

Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston AO is an Australian historian who specialises in the history of early NSW (1788-1860). Her particular interest is the colonial development of the County of Cumberland (Greater Western Sydney), using land records, family history and surviving buildings to document the past.

Dr Kathrine M. Reynolds has been the Treasurer of the RAHS for a decade. She specialises in nineteenth-century migration and criminal history and has published several books on nineteenth-century migration in German and English. She holds a BA, MSc, PhD, BCrim and several diplomas in education and languages. Her current focus is on exploring female convicts, especially their criminality in Britain. She is an honorary member of the Department of History, University of Sydney and Department of Criminology, UNE.

Christine Yeats is an archivist and historical researcher. Christine’s research interests include the silk industry in Australia and Romani migration and settlement. She is President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies, RAHS Senior Vice President and RAHS Events Committee convenor. Christine also convenes the Assessment Sub-Committee UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee.


The ticket price includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea.


March 4
10:00 - 16:00


Royal Australian Historical Society
(02) 9247 8001
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Gosford City Lions Hall
rear of 8 Russell Drysdale Street
East Gosford, NSW 2250 Australia

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