DEFIANT VOICES: THE LEGACY OF AUSTRALIA’S CONVICT WOMEN

2021-08-31T14:53:39+10:0020 April 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The recorded stories of Australia’s convict women have taken time to defuse from those of a collection of lowly and wanton figures in the annuls of Australian history to something more positive about their lives. Historian Babette Smith is one who has done much to refocus attention on the contribution of Australia’s female convicts to [...]

S.T. Gill – Respectable Colonial Painter Or Convict Forger?

2017-04-20T12:01:00+10:0029 April 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

One of Australia’s most significant colonial artists was S T Gill. His output was prodigious. Gill’s sketches and paintings are a glimpse of early European settlement in the south eastern colonies of Australia and he has left an invaluable record of life in the latter half of nineteenth century Australia. Babette Smith is an author [...]

The Making Of The Australian Working Class

2017-04-20T15:06:39+10:002 September 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The luck of the Irish so often in history was chronic bad luck. That's how it looked for 250 Irish convicts when theirship, the Hive, sank ignominiously off the NSW coast in 1835. Miraculously, all survived, guided to safety by local Aboriginal people. Using this fascinating case study, in her new book The Luck of The [...]

The Making of The Australian Working Class – An Irish Perspective

2019-01-02T12:52:03+11:0022 July 2014|Categories: Function|Tags: , , |

**Bookings from 8th July only**LIGHT REFRESHMENTS   Speaker(s): Babette Smith Date: 2014-07-22 Venue: The Gallipoli Club, 12 Loftus Street (between Bridge Street & Alfred Street), Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm

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