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South Hobart

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Klettern im Waterworks Quarry

    November 16, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Bei recht schönem Wetter haben wir mal den tasmanischen Dolerite angetestet. Mit den Bewertungen tun wir uns aber noch ein wenig schwer. Eigentlich ist ne Australische 12 so UIAA 3+, aber das hat sich definitiv anderst angefühlt🙈

  • Day97

    Bothwell day 3

    May 9 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We have decided that as we are only 60kms from Hobart we will drive there to visit the Historical Cascades Women’s Factory, this place has been semi restored and set up to show the conditions that the convict women had to endure. They were kept in very harsh conditions worked for 12 hours per day fed a very poor diet and punished for the slightest mistakes, it they were good and worked hard they were deemed suitable for being loaned out to settlers as free labour but were often raped by their new masters and when they fell pregnant were sent back to the Factory to be punished for not being able to work, which entailed spending time in solitary confinement this also was the punishment for any type of sickness, if they couldn’t work then it was off to the cells.
    The only original building is the matrons house all the rest were destroyed during a bushfire.
    The buildings have not been rebuilt but the various areas have been represented by using floor markings and a couple metal structures to indicate the sizes ie the cells and the toilet.
    All in all it was a very enlightening day today.
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  • Day11

    Cascades Female Factory

    November 2, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    This is Australia's most significant site associated with the female convict story , and forms part of the Australian Convict sites World Heritage listing. Between 1788 and 1853 some 25,000 women convicts were transported to Australia for their crimes. Approximately half came to Tasmania, having five of the colony's female factories. Overcrowding was evident and these women worked, slept, ate, prayed and gave birth within the 13 feet walls. Infant mortality was extremely high and once a child reached 3 years of age it was removed and placed in an orphanage. This was the last time most children and their mothers ever saw each other.
    Work was difficult, working unrelenting hours in appalling cold conditions. They were tired , dirty and poorly feed.
    Photos :
    Walls of the prison yard.
    The 7.5kg hot iron-used in the laundry, several of these irons in use to work was continuous. The only protection for their hands from the scorching hot handles was a course piece of cloth.
    Bonnets, one with name Ann Kelly-a meditation on stitching the number of days needed to mark off a 14 year sentence. The other ornate bonnet depicts a date, unknown if year of freedom or conviction.
    The aim was for a bonnet to be made to honor each female convict at the site.
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  • Day10

    Hobart

    October 16, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Patecni cekani na to, az se Tony vrati z prace a budeme moct konecne vyrazit z mesta, jsem si kratila v jedne z nejvyznamejsich vezenskych historickych pamatek Tasmanie, Cascade Female Factory. Z vezeni pro zeny (ktere tvorily snad 15 % vsech deportovanych veznu) toho do dnesni doby moc nezbylo. Jen obvodove kamenne zdi a dum pro hlavni dozorkyni. V 50. letech 19. stoleti tu ale bylo prelidneno zenami (a jejich detmi), ktere v domovske Anglii kradly, podvadely, prostituovaly...
    No a pak jsem se po ceste zpet domu podivala do par docela hezkych kostelu vcetne St. David's Cathedral.
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  • Day12

    Morning walk in Hobart, TAS

    April 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    What a wonderful Sunday morning. Took a short 15 min walk up the road to waterworks reservoir and I certainly wasn't disappointed :)
    Not only was the forest absolutely stunning, but I also saw my first Pademelon in the wild (followed by 5 more right away) and got a decent photo of the 'punk' among the birds!
    Finished the day with a surf session at Clifton Beach ☺️
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