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Founders and Survivors Newsletter, No.13, May 2013 15 May 2013 | 09:47 am

This is the first edition of Chainletter for 2013. It's theme is 'imposture and the fantasists who committed it'. Read fascinating stories of rogues, murderers and swindlers. Also find out what the vo...

Pub Search 10 Jan 2013 | 02:42 am

The Search Convicts (Pub Search) facility on the FAS website is not working properly. As an alternative, you can use the DEV Convict Search in the Staff links menu. Our apologies for the inconvenienc...

Founders and Survivors Newsletter No.12, December 2012 28 Dec 2012 | 04:45 am

This third edition of Chainletter for 2012 features articles about Founders & Survivors Storylines; the common hangman, William Bamford; chain migration; the men of the Indefatigable; and a convict to...

Founders and Survivors Storylines 11 Dec 2012 | 06:45 am

Founders and Survivors Storylines was launched in Hobart on 3 December 2012 by the Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings. It is an online resource designed for school students based on data collected by ...

Ships Project News 22 Oct 2012 | 06:08 am

FAS volunteers working on the Ships Project trace the lives of every convict on a ship, finding marriages, births and deaths of the convicts and their children. They also trace any AIF descendants - i...

Emigration Scheme VDL to Geelong & Portland Bay, VIC 1845-6 15 Oct 2012 | 04:07 am

An index of migrants from Van Diemen's Land brought to Victoria by the Geelong, Portland Bay (& Port Fairy) Emigration Scheme between 1845 and 1846 is available at

Convict kin find history ain't no ball and chain 23 Sep 2012 | 06:02 am

Article in the Age newspaper on 23 September 2012 about the project. Publication: The Age Publication date: 23 September, 2012 URL: Convict kin find history ain't no ball and chain

2012 Making Public Histories Seminar Series 19 Sep 2012 | 05:31 am

Thursday 20 September 2012 @ 5:30pm The Founders & Survivors Project: Australian life courses 1803-1920: Digital History Making read more

Victorian Workshop 6 Sep 2012 | 11:57 am

We will hold another Melbourne University Workshop on Saturday 13 October, at the School of Population Health, 4th floor, 207 Bouverie St, Melbourne. This workshop will go all day from 11am until 4pm,...

New book on convict women transported from Kildare to VDL 29 Aug 2012 | 07:32 am

A new book on Irish women transported to Tasmania during the Great Famine has been published by Four Courts Press. Part of the acclaimed Maynooth Studies in Local History Series, The transportation of...

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