Show Notes

Episode One: Jess Hill’s Research and Our Project

Secondary Sources

  • Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott, Eds. Everyday Revolutions : Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australian National University Press, 2019)
  • Michelle Arrow, “‘How Much Longer Will We Allow This Country’s Affairs to be Run by Radical Feminists?’ AntiFeminist Activism in Late 1970s Australia,” Australian Historical Studies 52, No. 3, 2021: 331-347.
  • Heather Garnsey, “Obituary: Miss Jessie May Hill, FSAG,” Descent, September 1995, p. 122-123. 
  • Louise Johnson, “Feminist Geography 30 Years on – They Came, They Saw But Did They Conquer?,” Geographical Research 50, No. 4, 2012: 345-355.
  • Marilyn Lake, “Convict Women as Objects of Male Vision: An Historiographical Review.” Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies 2, no. 1 (1988): 40–48.
  • Julie McLeod, “The administration of feminism in education: revisiting and remembering narratives of gender equity and identity,” Journal of Educational Administration and History 49, No. 4, 2017: 283-300.
  • Robert Reynolds and Shirleene Robinson, “Australian Lesbian and Gay Life Stories: A National Oral History Project,” Australian Feminist Studies 31, No. 89, 2016: 363-376. 
  • L.L. Robson “The origin of the women convicts sent to Australia, 1787–1852,” Australian Historical Studies 11, No. 41, 1963: 43-53. 
  • Anne Summers, Damned Whores and God’s Police: The Colonization of Women in Australia (Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Books, 1975)

Primary Source Collections

  • High Court Jusiticiary, National Records of Scotland
  • Convicts Index 1791-1873, Museums of History New South Wales

Episode Two: Placing Convict Women in Context and Exploring the Source Base

Secondary Sources

  • Charles Bateson, The Convict Ships 1787-1868 (Glasgow, Scotland: Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1959).
  • Kay Daniels, Convict Women (Canberra, ACT: Allen & Unwin, 1996).
  • Kay Daniels, Convict Women (Canberra, ACT: Allen & Unwin, 1996).
  • Ron Edwards, The Convict Maid: Authentic Reproductions of Broadside Ballads Relating to Australia’s Early Days, (Kuranda: Rams Skull Press, 1988).
  • Mary Ellen,Writing Anglo-Australian History: Writing the Female Convict,” Women’s Writing 5, No. 2, 1998: 253-264.
  • D.W. Elliott, “Convict Servants and Middle-class Mistresses,” Literature Interpretation Theory 16, 2005: 163-187. 
  • Helen Heney, Dear Fanny: Women’s Letters to and from New South Wales, 1788-1857, (Rushcutters Bay: Australian National UP, 1985).
  • Deborah Oxley, Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia (Melbourne, Vic: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
  • Henry Reynolds, The Other Side of the Frontier (Queensland: James Cook University Press, 1981).
  • Robert Reynolds and Shirleene Robinson, “Australian Lesbian and Gay Life Stories: A National Oral History Project,” Australian Feminist Studies, 2017: 363-376.
  • L. L. Robson, The Convict Settlers of Australia (Melbourne, Vic: University of Melbourne Press, 1965).
  • A. G. L. Shaw, Convicts and the Colonies: A Study of Penal Transportation from Great Britain and Ireland to Australia and other parts of the British Empire (London, UK: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1966).
  • Babette Smith, Defiant Voices: How Australia’s Female Convicts Challenged Authority 1788-1853  (Canberra, ACT: NLA Publishing, 2021).
  • Ann Vickery, “Feminine Transports and Transformations: Textual Performances of Women Convicts and Emigrants to Australia from 1788 to 1850,” JASAL 7, 2007: 71-84.

Episode Three: Crimes

Secondary Sources

  • Australia Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
  • Bank of England, Freshfields Prison Correspondence 1781-1840, updated 31 January 2023. Read here
  • Paula Byrne, Criminal Law and Colonial Subject: New South Wales, 1810-1830, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Joy Damousi, Depraved and Disorderly: Female Convicts, sexuality, and gender in Colonial Australia, Cambridge: CAmbridge University Press, 1997.
  • Kay Daniels (ed), So Much Hard Work: Women and Prostitution in Australian History, Fontana, 1984. 
  • Lucy Frost and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (eds), Chain Letters: Narrativing convict lives, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2013.
  • Julia Kollewe, “Bank of England releases letters from prisoners convicted of forging notes” The Guardian 4 April 2014. Read here. 
  • Carol Liston & Kathrine Reynolds, “Crime Pays: Women transported for forged bank notes,” Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 104, No. 1, 2018: 83-101.
  • Perry McIntyre, Free Passage: Convict Family Reunion in Australia 1788-1852, Spit Junction, NSW: Anchor Books, 2018.
  • Deborah Oxley, “Who were the Female Convicts?,” Journal of the Australian Population Association 4, 1987: 56-71.
  • Toby Raeburn, Carol Liston, Jarrad Hickmott, and Michelle Cleary. “Life of Martha Entwistle: Australia’s First Convict Mental Health Nurse.” International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 27, no. 1, 2018: 455–463.
  • Babette Smith Defiant Voices: How Australia’s Female Convicts Challenged Authority 1788-1853 Canberra, ACT: NLA Publishing, 2021.

Episode Four: Life on Board the Ships

Secondary Sources

  • Ian Brand and Mark Staniforth, “Care And Control: Female Convict Transportation Voyages To Van Diemen’s Land, 1818-1853” The Great Circle 16, No.1, 1994:23-42.
  • Joy Damousi, “Chaos and order: Gender, space and sexuality on female convict ships” Australian Historical Studies 26, No. 104 1995:351-372
  • Katherine Foxhall, Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian Voyages c.1815-1860 Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.
  • Alan Frost, The First Fleet: The Real Stories Black Inc., 2011.
  • Hamish Maxwell-Stewart and Rebecca Kippen, “Sickness and Death on Convict Voyages to Australia” in Peter Baskerville and Kris Inwood (eds), Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources, Montreal, McGill University Press, 2015.
  • Donald McNeil “Medical Care Aboard Australia-Bound Convict Ships, 1786-1840,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 26, 1952: 117-140.
  • Museums of History NSW, What Happened to Sick or Injured Convicts? Read here.
  • Kathrine Reynolds, “Surgeons’ Journals: an underused source for Australian convict history, 1817-1843,” JRAHS 101, No. 2, 2015:194-204.  
  • Fiona Starr, “The ‘Sidney Slaughter House’: Convict Experience of Medical Care at the General ‘Rum’ Hospital, Sydney, 1816–1848” Health and History 19, No. 2, 2017:60-89.
  • Patricia Clarke and Dale Spender (eds.), Life Lines: Australian Women’s Letters and Diaries 1788 to 1840 North Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1992.
  • Female Convict Research Centre. Check it out here: https://femaleconvicts.org.au/
  • Ann Vickery, “Feminine Transports and Transformations: Textual Performances of Women Convicts and Emigrants to Australia from 1788 to 1850” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 7, 2007:71-84.