A convict in the family?

13 May – 25 June

Photography by Mine Konakci

Was your ancestor transported for a pittance? A convict in the family? showcases the rich,
large-scale photographs of documentary photographer Mine Konakci. The works reveal the
connections between convict settlers, their direct descendants and the petty crimes that
changed the course of their families’ histories. Drawn from a diverse cross-section of the
community, sitters have been photographed alongside a representation of the item, or items,
stolen by their ancestors.

A convict in the family? is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums

MINE KONAKCI Ron Withington photographed with items similar to those stolen by his convict ancestor William Parish 2008-2013, archival print on Canson cotton rag paper, 60 x 77.5cm. Photograph © Mine Konakci



Public Program

Artist Talks
Saturday 13 May
11am – 12pm
Free with gallery ticket

Join the photographer behind a convict in the family, Mine Konakci and the subject of one of her photographs, Blue Mountains resident Ron Withington. At the age of 33, Ron’s ancestor William Parish was convicted for assault on the King’s highway with a pistol and sentenced to 7 years transportation as of 1788. Find out more about the exhibition and the stories behind the photographs and join us for this free lunchtime talk.