Servants, Convicts, Slaves: Organising Free and Unfree Labour in Australia

Join the Perth Labour History society for a special symposium on Servants, Convicts, Slaves: Organising Free and Unfree Labour in Australia. The afternoon will feature talks from renowned Australian historians and PhD students.


  • 12:30pm: Registration
  • 1:00-2:15pm: Organising Free and Unfree Labour in the Early Australian Colony with Emeritus Professor Michael Quinlan
  • 2:15-2:30pm: Break
  • 2:30-3:45pm: Domestic Labour and the Master and Servants Act in WA in the 1890s with Associate Professor Jan Gothard
  • 3:45-4:00pm: Break
  • 4:00-5:15pm: Heritage Interpretations of the WA Legacies of British Slavery with PhD candidate Naomi Preston

If you would like to join us for dinner and drinks afterwards, please email Perth Labour History branch secretary Vashti Fox at

The event is finished.


Aug 19 2023


12:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Perth Trades Hall
80 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA 6000
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Carl Power
Faculty of Law
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University of Technology Sydney
Broadway NSW 2007 Australia
Tel. 0415 191 715

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