Founders - Storylines

Education, Online

Founders & Survivors is an Australian Research Council Project based in the Tasmanian Convict Records. It is one of the world’s great historical studies of immigration, forced labour and settlement and follows our convict founders and their descendants to build a unique portrait of modern Australia in the making. Founders - Storylines builds on this by creating an online portal allowing users to interact with the stories and experiences held in this most remarkable set of records. The portal features digital stories and original songs from some of Australia’s best loved artists.


  • Finalist in the ATOM Awards 2013
Producers Kath Symmons
Steve Thomas
Craig Dow Sainter
Writers Steve Thomas
Melinda Standish
Melinda Standish
Creative Director Steve Thomas
Digital Artists Will Barry
Raef Sawford
Roger Scholes
Matt Newton
Steve Thomas
Rob Harrison
Chris Rees
Jenny Huntley
Jane Burton
Singer/Songwriters Mick Thomas
Tim Rogers
Ben Salter
Liz Stringer
Van Walker
Darren Hanlon
Shelley Short
Gary Adams
Tracey Harvey
Jeff Lang
Wolfgramm Sisters
The Spazzies
The Men They Couldn’t Hang
Phil Odgers
Glenn Richards
Dobe Newton
The Band That Knew Too Much
Rory McLeod
Adam Gibson