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2017 UTP cruise - PNG - Jul-Aug 2017 
Researching abroad: Brit/Eur - Aug 2017 
NSW & ACT State Conference - Sep 2017 
Holy Land tour/conference - Oct/Nov 2017 
2018 UTP cruise - Alaska - Aug/Sep 2018


Retransportation: researching convicts sentenced to secondary penal settlements


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Colonial criminals were often sentenced to secondary penal settlements such as Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Moreton Bay, Norfolk Island and Cockatoo Island. Among them were the bank robbers Carol Baxter wrote about in Breaking the Bank and the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt and his accomplices. This seminar provides information about these penal settlements and their surviving records, using the bank robbers and bushrangers as examples.

– 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation