Transported Beyond Seas

Between 1803 and 1853 Scottish women were ‘transported beyond seas’ mainly for committing crimes of petty theft. Join us for this Women’s History Cafe and hear the stories of these women.

Transported Beyond Seas

About Transported Beyond Seas

Between 1803 and 1853 Scottish women were ‘transported beyond seas’ mainly to Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania, mainly for committing crimes of petty theft.

Come along to this Women’s History Cafe and hear the stories of these women, often young from across Scotland and their three month journeys in transports or convict ships.

We’ll also uncover what happened to them once they disembarked in Hobart and were marched to the Cascades Female Factory, a workhouse and prison and how they were assigned to domestic service in local households to serve their seven year sentences.

Also there’s a chance to look at some of the existing documents and records that help to uncover and piece together these remarkable but hidden women’s stories.

Similar events you might like...

Spirits of the World

Spirits of the World

Selected dates between 22nd January 2022 - 26th November 2022

Book now and travel the world using just your tastebuds in this interactive tasting experience at Summerhall Drinks Lab!
Read more

Rum & Doughnuts

Rum & Doughnuts

Selected dates between 28th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Book your tickets now and spend your evening sipping on delcious Rum's paired perfectly with artisan doughnuts at Summerhall Drinks Lab!
Read more

Into the Archive: How Morris & Co.

Into the Archive: How Morris & Co.

18th May 2022

Join Emma Hardy, Art and Design Historian, and uncover what the historic logbooks of the Morris & Co. archive reveal about the firm, the personalities and the Victorian Period!
Read more

SCRR/RSE Peter Wilson Lecture - The time for rural is now

SCRR/RSE Peter Wilson Lecture - The time for rural is now

23rd May 2022

Come and hear inspirational speakers challenge and provoke us about how “the time for rural is NOW”
Read more

From Lambskin to Latex: The History of Condoms

From Lambskin to Latex: The History of Condoms

25th May 2022

Join us at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Wednesday 25th May as Dr Kate Stephenson explores the strange and fascinating history of condoms!
Read more

Graeme Hall The Dogfather

Graeme Hall The Dogfather

26th May 2022

The hugely popular and accomplished Graeme Hall (Channel 5’s 'Dogs Behaving (very) badly') is bringing his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to The Queen's Hall on Thursday 26th May!
Read more

Living Autospy with Dr. Suzy Lishman CBE

Living Autospy with Dr. Suzy Lishman CBE

26th May 2022

Join consultant histopathologist Dr Suzy Lishman CBE as she performs a living autopsy to investigate the effects of modern living on the body.
Read more

Sextorical Lectures - The Beggar’s Benison & its Objects

Sextorical Lectures - The Beggar’s Benison & its Objects

27th May 2022

This talk explores The Beggar's Benison Club, an all male social group founded in 1732 in Anstruther, it's activities and its beliefs in sex and place these in a wider historical context.
Read more

What makes a ‘Masterpiece’?

What makes a ‘Masterpiece’?

27th May 2022

Join exhibition curator Isabella Manning for an introduction to Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace.
Read more

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!
The Secret Domes at Cask Smugglers
Cask Smugglers are thrilled to present our brand new Secret Domes, which boast some of the best views in Edinburgh from a spectacular vantage point on the rooftop of Waverley station.
Over The Bridge Festival
Over The Bridge Festival comes to Edinburgh in July with some of the biggest UK music names set to make an appearance!
Sunshine On Leith
Don't miss this fresh new production of Sunshine On Leith, an audience favourite which is sure to delight yet again!
Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market
Come and join us at Edinburgh Car Boot Sale Market for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall