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Carceral Colony Symposium Hosted by UWA Centre for WA History and Fremantle Prison

  • Crown Theatre, Fremantle Prison 1 The Terrace Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)

Date:     Saturday 7 July 2018
Venue:   Crown Theatre, Fremantle Prison

Historians and Archaeologists from near and far are coming together for a day-long symposium in the world heritage listed Fremantle Prison to present the latest research on convictism in Western Australia.  From beaten bodies to graffiti on cell walls to archaeological sites on the York Rd and the Upper Swan, and to the oft forgotten convicts at King Georges Sound and on Wadjemup, this promises to be a stimulating day which may overturn some traditional thinking about convictism in WA. 

Keynote speaker will be Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, who can be heard in a fascinating interview on ABC radio. (Link to the interview provided below in "read more".)

See flyer at end of newsletter.  More details will soon be forwarded to all members of the History Council and posted on the History Council Facebook page.  For queries please contact -