Guest Speakers

  • Anne Mathews and Beth Matthews tells the stories of the Female Convicts from Women Transported. Their passion for research was increased when they participated in the research for the display, they researched over 800 convict women.


  • Ronda Gaffey "The preoccupations, follies and Foibles of Colonial Sydney Town". Ronda is a fifth generation Sydneysider whose passion for family history has led to many exciting and fascinating discoveries about early Sydney and as a consequence, she has developed a particular interest in the lives of those colonial Sydney Town inhabitants, especially those who lived in the area of "The Rocks". In her talk Ronda will uncover many of the follies and foibles of those early Sydneysider's using contemporary  sources.