WTC Australia Day Awards & Citizenship Ceremony

To be held in the evening of Friday 25 January 2019 at the Tamar Function Centre, 1 Windsor Drive, Riverside. Ceremony arrival from 6:15pm to commence at 6:30pm.
Cocktail evening to follow.
For catering purposes please RSVP by Friday 18 January by phoning 6323 9200
or e-mailing

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Key Details


25 January


From 6:15PM


Tamar Function Centre
1 Windsor Drive
Riverside 7250
Tamar Function Centre
Riverside TAS


Kaitlin Roach

Event Website

Free Event

Australia Day Ambassador

Dr Christina Henri
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Dr Christina Henri’s passion for the female convict story has connected communities throughout Australia and across the globe. Christina obtained her Diploma in Fine Arts (Honours), Master of Fine Arts and PhD in Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Tasmania between 2002 and 2012. She has been Honorary Artist-in-Residence at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site since 2003. Her focus on female convicts saw her create the Roses from the Heart Bonnet Memorial, an international project highlighting Australia’s 25,566 convict women. The Roses from the Heart art project involves the community in hand-making cloth bonnets to memoralise convict women transported to Australia from Britain and Ireland between 1788 and 1853. Christina has received significant accolades for her work. In 2013, she was inscribed on the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women, and Roses from the Heart won the prestigious Tasmanian SME Award. Christina then went on to be awarded the 2014 Tasmanian Senior Australian of the Year Award. Christina has exhibited her work across the world. Roses from the Heart has been celebrated across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including on the Isle of Man and Jersey. Her work has been showcased on German TV, and she regularly exhibits overseas in Denmark, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. In 2016, Christina participated in Dark Mofo’s Winterfest at Narryna Heritage Museum. Since 2010 Christina has held ‘Blessing of the Bonnets’ ceremonies annually in Cobh, Ireland. A permanent bonnet exhibition representing women and children aboard the shipwrecked Neva was installed at the Cobh Heritage Centre in October 2013. Also in 2013, her work Swept Under the Carpet at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin was viewed by over 100,000 visitors. Christina continues to celebrate the contribution of Australia’s exiled colonial women and she highlights their stories and those of their children through her art. In 2017 Christina held a significant event at the former Grangegorman Female Depot in Dublin where over 3000 women and their children were held prior to transportation to Van Diemen’s Land. This event was filmed by RTE Nationwide and was showcased across Ireland to over a million households. This was the second documentary since 2013 that RTE Nationwide have created highlighting Christina’s ‘Roses from the Heart’ Memorial.

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