The Founders and Survivors project

James Bradley, Rebecca Kippen, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Janet McCalman, Sandra Silcot

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This paper describes the multidisciplinary project Founders and Survivors: Australian Life Courses in Historical Context. Individual life courses, families and generations through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are being reconstituted from a wide range of data including convict records; birth, death and marriage registrations; and World War I service records. The project will result in a longitudinal study of Australian settlement, the long-run effects of forced labour and emigration on health and survival, family formation, intergenerational morbidity and mortality, and social and geographic mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-477
Number of pages11
JournalHistory of the Family
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Australia
  • Cohort
  • Convicts
  • Historical
  • Life course
  • Longitudinal

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