The plights of convict women from the Hunter is the focus of a new exhibition at Newcastle Library.
The They Sent Me North: Female Convicts in the hunter exhibition features redemptive stories of convict women who overcame great hardships to help create the fabulous city enjoyed by latter-day Novocastrians.
“If you want to find out if you have a connection to those resilient women, this is a must-see exhibition,” Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.
The exhibition is part of Roses from the Heart, an Australia-wide initiative created by Dr Christina Henri, which pays tribute to all convict women sentenced to transportation in Australia.
The exhibition runs from 31 July – 24 August during the library’s regular opening hours.