A convict in the family?

10 Feb 2015 - 26 Apr 2015

Was your ancestor transported for a pittance? A Convict in the family? showcases the rich, large-scale photographs of documentary photographer Mine Konakci. The works reveal the connections between convict settlers, their direct descendants and the petty crimes that changed the course of their families' histories. Drawn from a divrse cross-section of the community, sitters have been photographed alongside a representation of the item, or items, stolen by their ancestors.

A convict in the family? is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

About Mine Konakci

Mine Konakci is an Australian with Turkish heritage. She holds a Masters in documentary photography from the Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey. A convict in the family? is her first solo exhibition. Mine lives and works in Sydney.

Do you have a convict in your family?

Discover how to trace your ancestors. We’ll follow one man who arrived with the First Fleet and look at the resources that document his life and the life of his family.

Presented by Newcastle Region Library Local Studies librarian Sue Ryan.

10.30am, Wednesday 18 February
Includes morning tea
Bookings essential on 4971 1401


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way