MSPGH Seminar: 10th October 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 10th October 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Janet McCalman AC, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The Founders & Survivors’ Life Course (Ships) project began with two fundamental demographic tests of convicts’ lives: survival, or length of life and formation of a lineage. These final results of the study of a sample of just under 25,000 men, women and children transported between 1812 and 1853, reveal a series of demographic penalties, some expected and some quite unexpected, including the persistence of early life exposures to domestic violence and alcohol abuse.

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