Gillian Kelly, Editor 



Soft Cover, illustrated, bibliography, shipping lists, indexed,

ISBN 0731694481 

Published by the Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais, this book discusses who the lacemakers were, the history surrounding their decision to emigrate to Australia, the Memorialists, the emigrant ships and their voyages to a new land. It contains a brief article on lacemaking in Australia and passenger lists for the Agincourt, Fairlie and Harpley. It also contains stories about many of the lacemaker families, most of which were written by Society members at the time of publication. 

The paper version is out of print. Contact the Society to purchase a digital copy for $11.00 including postage in Australia or pick one up at a meeting for $8.00.

Postage to overseas locations available on request.



Gillian Kelly 



Soft cover, well illustrated end notes, bibliography, shipping lists, indexed

288 pages ISBN 0646341626

Published by the Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais  to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the lacemakers’ arrival in Australia and as a definitive record of the story of the lace workers from Calais, born in the Midlands, trapped between the poorhouses of England and the French Revolution, who appealed to emigrate to the colonies of Australia in 1848.

Contact the author at email to purchase a printed copy for $34.00 plus postage in Australia.




Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais Inc. journal.

Various editors ISSN 0815-3442


Issued quarterly with membership. The journal has been published since the Society’s inception in 1982 and contains a wealth of material about individual lacemakers, the history surrounding their occupation, their lives in Nottingham and Calais, the reasons for their emigration to start new lives in Australia, related materials and research guides.


Issues 001 (October 1982) to 133 (November 2016) inclusive have been digitised and are available to read and download at no cost on this website.

Hard copies of some back issues are available from the Society at modest cost.

While not an index the Lander Directory is an excellent and searchable summary of the main stories contained within Tulle.

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