After working on a research project about female prisoners in Wollongong Gaol from 1859 - 1915, I had the honour of being awarded first place in Wollongong's Inaugural Local History Writing Competition. Over the next couple of Blogs I will publish excerpts from my paper for those who are interested in reading it. If you would like to be emailed a full PDF copy to read, please subscribe and we will send it to you. I hope you enjoy reading the entries as much as I enjoyed researching them. Cheers.