Merchant Maritime Records:
Mariner shipping records; Australia
Company of Master Mariners of Australia
Sydney Heritage Fleet
Catholic cultural history in colonial Australia:
How Catholics pray the rosary (importance in early colonial history)
Methodism cultural history in colonial Australia, (Melbourne).
Methodism its role in early Melbourne and women’s suffrage.
Crime, punishment & convicts:
Old Bailey (England) online
Female convicts organisation, Australia
Founders & Survivors Organisation (Australia)
Female Factories (Australia)
Colonial Case Law Decisions 1788 – 1899
Convict Creations (punishment)
Convict Creations (convict crimes)
Australian Royalty – Convict database
Mental health support in Australian history:
Brain Action, Welcome to the Loony bin, Dr. David. S. Bell
Community welfare support :
Origins of welfare support in Melbourne
Women’s suffrage in Australia:
Australian Women’s National League (Melbourne)
Women’s suffrage movement Australia
Homes for destitute children: (Australia):
Livingstone House, Carlton
Ragged Schools, Public Records Office Victoria
Like many of my fellow Australian sisters, I had several ancestors who spent time in the female factories both at Paramatta and at Tasmania. This is a bit of a passion of mine in acknowledging and giving voices to those women who for so many years in our history were kept silent through forgetting. I hope in some small way to be part of the movement to give them back their voices. I am a descendant of one of those “Cascade Women’s Factory babies” because of my ancestor Sophia Morgan. I am so proud and more so grateful for these mothers.
Taking Freedom. YouTube video.
Female Factory. Org
Female Convicts Research Centre
Cascade Women’s Factory, Tasmania, historical re-enactment.
Irish transportation women, convict factories. YouTube
Parramatta Female Factory, YouTube