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