Thomas Keneally AM and Daughter Meg Parramatta Heritage Campaigners
Dad and daughter duo Tom and Meg Keneally have an interest in obscure penal settlements and have chosen to set each of their historical crime novels, The Monsarrat Series, in a different settlement. They joined Clare to chat about book number two, The Unmourned, which is set in the Parramatta Female Factory. It was the destination for many female convicts sent to the colony of New South Wales from 1821. The writing duo have committed themselves to 12 books in the the series so that 81 year old Tom is contractually obliged not to fall off the perch.
Video: The Monsarrant Series - Afternoons with Claire Bowditch.
Tom and Meg Keneally have consented to be Patron's of the Parramatta Female Factory Friends.