Thursday, 6 February 2014

Port Arthur Talk - Roses from the heart: a tribute to convict women

Contact: Susan Hood, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Date: 13 Feb 2014 at 5.30pm      
Location: Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in convict women, especially those with a convict ancestor.

Tasmanian artist Dr Christina Henri tells us the how, why and where about Roses from the Heart – the first memorial (over 23,000 bonnets) to ALL women sentenced to transportation as convicts to Australia 1788-1853.

Christina Henri has been Honorary Artist-in-Residence at the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site since 2003, and was inscribed on the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women in 2013.