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'End of Transportation' Convict Special presentation
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:00pm
WAGS Unit 4 - Bayswater
Special Event



The arrival in Western Australia of the Hougoumont, with its cargo of convicts and Pensioner Guards, marked the end of transportation worldwide. The 9 January
2018 will mark the 150th Anniversary of this event and so the WA Genealogical Society and the Royal WA Historical Society will be holding a series of Joint Presentations
and Displays of Artefacts and Photographs of the men who came to the Swan River Colony, both in chains and in Uniform, during the convict era.

On Sunday 14 January 2018, WAGS Convict Special Interest Group will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the occasion. 

Joanne Hyland will provide an overview on the Fenians from the Hougoumont and then focus on the story of Fenian exile James Kearney and family. Joanne is a historian,
museum curator and genealogist with a passion for all things History. Her own family research led her to undertake history honours in Western Australian Convictism ten
years ago and this is where she finds herself today; exploring the many fascinating stories that emanate from just 18 years of convict transportation to the Swan River Colony.

Bevan Carter will be talking on several of the other criminals on the ship that were not fenians, including those men whose descendants have provided photos of their forbears.
Bevan is an accomplished speaker and has written several books on local and family history. He is a former WAGS President and volunteers at SLWA every month to help Family
History researchers with their queries, specialising in the Convict problems.

The talk will be held at the WAGS meeting rooms at Unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater. 

The venue will open at 1.00pm and the presentation will begin at 1.30pm. 

For more information - pdfConvict Flyer 14 Jan 2018312.91 KB

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