12 September, 3pm – 5pm at the 'Lock Up' Hunter Street
Public Lecture Solitude of Sighs, Laila Ellmoos.
“We were a miscellaneous lot: murderesses and pickpockets, abortionists and shop-lifters, thieves and robbers, drunks and vags.” Rebecca Ross 1908.
This lecture expands on scholarly and popular understandings of the NSW prison system from the perspective of those who spent time ‘doing time.’
Laila Ellmoos is a professional historian based in Sydney and currently historian for the NSW Government Architect’s Office.
Off the Beaten Track is an initiative of the History Council of NSW for History Week 2009.
Bookings essential 4925 2265.