Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Hobart

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Formerly a workhouse for female convicts in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is now a museum listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Operational between 1828 and 1856, the factory was an important part of the forced migration of convicts and global developments associated with punishment and reform. The site demonstrates how Britain used penal transportation to expand its sphere of influence, as well as to punish female convicts. Guided tours include short dramatic performances presenting the story of the convicts and their guardians. With our international travel planner, Hobart attractions like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Our visit to "the Cascades women's factory" was a fascinating experience.Although there are now only afew relics of the old woman's prison our guide was so informative and knowledgeable we felt like w...  more »
  • This dramatization brings the life of female convicts alive and makes the entire experience both revealing and motivating to continue to work for social justice. Although we have come a long way, ther...  more »
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  • Well done centre showing a harrowing bit of our history. The individual stories and the physical descriptions of the inmates brings a human touch. Dad that so much has been destroyed post prison closure but a great job to reconstruct it. It’s also on the route to the Cascade Brewery and is easily walkable from town.
  • A histrionic site done simple and well, the design allows for the stories of the people to shine through. Flo did a fantastic job of guiding our Historic Tour. It would be great if they had the re-enactment tour's in the afternoon also.

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