Wednesday 11th October

Dianne Mannering

Send Us Some Women

 

 

We all know that Queen Victoria was the grandmother of Europe but who, a generation before, became the grandmothers of Australia?  Dianne Mannering's lively talk Send Us Some Women tells you all about it. When the new Governor of Australia wrote home to Lord Sydney (aha.... so that's why it's called Sydney), asking him to send out some women, he simply tumbled the female incumbents of Newgate Gaol into the hold of the Lady Julian and dispatched them. This is the story of their amazing voyage and how these unprepossessing women reinvented themselves to help found Australia.