• Professor Janet McCalman AC

Professor Janet McCalman AC is known for her social histories 'Struggletown' (1984) and 'Journeyings' (1993) and for her history of women’s health at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital, 'Sex and Suffering' (1998). Over the past twenty years she has been building rich cradle-to-grave datasets of well-documented historical cohorts: charity babies born from 1857–1900; Aboriginal Victorians 1840–1930, and 'Diggers to Veterans, risk recovery and resilience in the First AIF'. Her biggest project, conducted with over fifty online volunteer genealogists, has been of 25,000 men, women and children who were transported to Van Diemen’s Land, discovering what happened to Australia’s forced immigrants.