Ever wondered about the stories of convict women? Many women and children were imprisoned at the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site in South Hobart. Their stories are shared through a roaming theatre show (Her Story), Heritage Tour or can be discovered on a self-guided tour. Hear about the poor matron who took care of twelve pregnancies as well as 1000 convict women, and other hardy females. Living in the shadow of Mount Wellington, women were incarcerated here as punishment, to be reformed, or while waiting to be assigned. Guards, nurses and babies all form part of the tales you'll hear.
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ADDRESS: 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart
Words & Images from the book: Tailored Tasmania 2
Your launch pad for exploring Tasmania like a local.