Rieusset had a diverse professional life in electronics and educational
television. FOr many years he was the curator of the Penitenitary
Chapel Historic Site. He now concentrates on convict and gaol
historical research. Among his five books are Maria Island Convicts1825-1832 and Inside Hobart Gaol 1882.
Bernard Lloyd is a non-fiction writer and film-maker. His two histories are Before We Eat: A delicious slice of Tasmania's culinary lIfe and The Watergetters: How Hobart quenched its thirst.
has been a member of THRA since 1984, having been inspired by Michael
Roe's enthusiasm. She is particularly interested in the lives of
early colonists, both convict and free.