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From 13 April to May 19, volunteers at Harper's Mansion will invite visitors to inscribe the names of their convict ancestor on a plaque and fasten it to our convict tree and also to record their details in our 2019 Convict Muster Book.
There will be an exhibition in the house of memorial convict bonnets, kindly lent by the local chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters, plus convict bricks, leg irons, clay pipes etc. and a showcase of stories about the convicts and ex-convicts who established Berrima in the 1830s – the time Harper’s Mansion was built. To support the Irish Festival being held at the Berrima Public School on Saturday 13 April we will also highlight the exploits of some of the Irish men a women who were banished from the Emerald Isle and forged a new life for themselves in Berrima