Video: ‘A Most Undesirable Woman’

On 6 May 2021, I presented a talk about the criminalisation of poverty to an audience of sixty-two people via Zoom for the Genealogical Society of Victoria. The video of the talk is now available. In this talk, I speak about my great-great grandmother, Margaret O’Connor, and her younger sister, Annie O’Connor. The two womenContinue reading “Video: ‘A Most Undesirable Woman’”

‘A Most Undesirable Woman’ – Zoom Talk (7pm, 6 May 2021 AEST)

Margaret O’Connor, Long Bay State Reformatory for Women, 12/11/1923. ‘Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index 1870-1930’. Photo No. 608. Series NRS249 [3/6007], page 110. In 2016, I found an article filled with extraordinary amounts of hyperbole about my great-great grandmother, second-generation Irish-Australian, Margaret O’Connor. The article detailed her involvement as a witness for the prosecution in theContinue reading “‘A Most Undesirable Woman’ – Zoom Talk (7pm, 6 May 2021 AEST)”