From Cronelea to Emu Bay, to Timaru and Back: A Convicts Story

Talk By Joan Kavanagh on Nov. 3rd 2014

Rathdrum Historical Society

The next talk hosted by the  Rathdrum Historical Society will take place in Rathdrum Community School on Monday 3rd November @ 8 pm, when Joan Kavanagh will give a talk "From Cronelea to Emu Bay, Timaru and back again: A Convicts Tale" . All welcome.

Regular visitors to this site will be aware of the  tale  of Eliza Davis, a 19th century orphan and servant  from south county Wicklow, her subsequent deportation as a convict to Tasmania and her  new life in the Penal Colonies , through the two in depth articles by Joan Kavanagh on this subject  click here . This talk will be an invaluable opportunity to find out more about how this fascinating and often tragic story unravelled.

This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 30/10/2014.