Jess Hill

Honouring the work & research of Jess Hill from the 1970s

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Creatively Reimagining the Lives of Convict Women

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Uncovering the Experiences & Lives of Convict Women

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Welcome to Ironclad Sisterhood: Telling the Stories of Convict Women

Ironclad Sisterhood is a collaborative research project focused upon reimagining the lives of convict women in New South Wales. Based on the original research notes of Jess Hill, a Society of Australian Genealogists’ volunteer library assistant, the team behind Ironclad Sisterhood hopes to further the understanding of convict women via contemporary digital tools.

As we continue our endeavour, we envision Ironclad Sisterhood evolving into a vibrant hub of collaboration. We welcome historians, researchers, artists, writers, and enthusiasts who share our passion for unearthing the past and celebrating the strength of these women. Together, we can build an inclusive and immersive historical resource that honours their memory and educates generations to come.

In the spirit of reconciliation the Society of Australian Genealogists acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.