HobartMarch 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 16 °C
CASCADES FEMALE FACTORY
On Friday we visited the Female Factory and bought two passes. One was to view the site and the other was to attend the Live History presentation.
The Cascades Female Factory operated between 1828 and 1856. It was for the incarceration and rehabilitation of female convicts. There were five yards built at this site.
The two actors in the live presentation were able to relate and demonstrate the harsh treatment, harsh conditions and sometimes torture that these women went through.
On the site were many metal plates with the name of a female convict, her crime, the punishment ( how many years transportation ) her age, her height and a general description.
It was very interesting and informative.Read more