Cascade Female Factory Historic Site

In the late-18th and early-19th centuries, many British prisoners were sentenced to transportation to Australia. Female convicts sent to Hobart either worked as servants or lived in this female ‘factory’ doing washing, mending and sewing for the gentlefolk. Some of them had children, who were imprisoned with their mothers. The rooms are now bare, but the guided tour, which lasts just over an hour, gives you an insight into the convicts’ lives. Better still, take Louisa’s Walk tour.

Contact details

16 Degraves St, South Hobart; (03) 6233 6656

Closed weekends and public holidays; phone ahead to check tour times

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