Newcastle Family History Society Inc.

Felonious Females Episode 1

In the Beginning
Episode 1 in the series ‘Felonious Females’ about the convict women who were sent to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Felonious Females Episode 2

A Fitting Memorial
Episode 2 in the series ‘Felonious Females’ about the convict women who were sent to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Mel Woodford talks about the Roses from the Heart Female Convict Bonnets Initiative, a remarkable project to honour these women.

Felonious Females Episode 3

Women Assigned
Episode 3 in the series ‘Felonious Females‘ about the convict women who were sent to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Mel Woodford describes the practice of “assigning” convict women as a means to integrate them into the community.

Felonious Females Episode 4

Ann Corbett
Episode 4 in the series ‘Felonious Females‘ about the convict women who were sent to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Mel Woodford recounts the life of Ann Corbett, transported to New South Wales at the age of 22. Her descendants still reside in the Hunter.

Felonious Females Episode 5

Women of the AA Company
Episode 5 in the series ‘Felonious Females‘ about the convict women who were sent to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Mel Woodford outlines the formation and purpose of the AA Company, celebrating 200 years of operation in 2024 and the part it played in the history of convict women that came to Newcastle and the Hunter. This podcast uses AI generated voices.

Felonious Females Episode 6

Sophia Lovell
In this episode in the ‘Felonious Females‘ series Mel Woodford and Robyn Jeffries recount the life journey of Sophia Lovell from her convict origins to that of a respected figure in her community in the Hunter Valley.

Felonious Females Episode 7

Molly Morgan
In this episode in the ‘Felonious Females‘ series Dr Jude Conway recounts the life and times of the famous Molly Morgan – ‘Queen of the Hunter’.