Female Convicts of the Hunter Valley – Documentary Launch
Join us at Singleton Public Library to launch the documentary Female Convicts of the Hunter Valley, commemorating over 1600 women sent from Sydney to the Hunter Valley.
Learn about the Roses from the Heart project and many other initiatives that stemmed from it, including projects by Maitland & Beyond Family History, Newcastle Family History Society, and Singleton Historical Society & Museum. Focusing on specific women’s stories from the Hunter Valley, Female Convicts of the Hunter Valley is an opportunity to correct false narratives about these transported women. Each with over 180 various trades and their own unique stories. Watch as their daily lives are reenacted from the historical site, Tocal Homestead.
The launch event will host speeches, a viewing, and catering provided by the local Country Women’s Association. This is a free but ticketed event.
This project is supported by Create NSW’s Cultural Grant Program, a devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. This project is supported by Mt Owen/Glendell Open Cut Community Grant.