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THE hell-ship Neptune on which Molly Morgan arrived in Port Jackson in 1790 - nearly half the 502 convicts crammed aboard, died on the journey.

Parramatta Female Factory Earle, A

Designed by emancipated convict, Francis Greenway the Female Factory was the destination of all unassigned convict women sent to the colony of New South Wales.

Part history lesson, part roaming theatre show, 'Her Story' is a dramatic and powerful depiction of the harsh life within Yard One of the Cascades Female Factory in 1833.

Part historical drama, part roaming theatre, 'Her Story' is a dramatic depiction of the harsh life within Yard One of the Cascades Female Factory in

Female Factory, Hobart, Tasmania

The Female Factory, Cascades, Hobart Town. Painting by Robert Beauchamp.

The inscription on the quilt reads "To the ladies of the convict ship committee. This quilt worked by the convicts of the Ship Rajah during their voyage to Van Diemens Land is presented as a testimony of the gratitude with which they remember their exertions for their welfare while in England and during their passage and also as a proof that they have not neglected the ladies kind admonitions of being industrious. June 1841

The inscription on the quilt reads "To the ladies of the convict ship committee. This quilt worked by the convicts of the Ship Rajah during their voyage to Van Diemens Land is presented as a testimony of the gratitude with which they remember their exertions for their welfare while in England and during their passage and also as a proof that they have not neglected the ladies kind admonitions of being industrious. June 1841

Windows and ventilation. Cascades Female Factory.

Windows and ventilation.

Female Factory Illustration - archival

Female Convicts - illustration, from Ross Female Factory Tasmania

This website is dedicated to all female convicts who lived in Tasmania (formerly Van Diemen's Land).

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Cascades Female Factory, Tasmania. The Cascades Female Factory in South Hobart from 1828 to 1856. After it ceased operation as a female factory in 1856, it continued as a gaol under the administration of local authorities from 1856 until 1877. There were eventually 5 yards operating at Cascades Female Factory. The Factory opened with Yard 1 in 1828, Yard 2 opened in 1832, Yard 3 opened in 1845, Yard 4 opened in 1850, and Yard 5 opened in 1853, the last year of transportation.

y Frost, editor of a book about the female convicts at Ross: Convict Lives at the Ross Female Factory, told a gathering of locals

This certificate of freedom (commonly referred to as a ticket-of-leave) demonstrates that an Irish convict, Francis Neill, has completed his seven years of obligatory labor in the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia, and is now restored to conditional freedom, June 5, 1838. Typically British and Irish prisoners who could not be held in overcrowded prisons nor executed were sent into exile in Australia or North America where they were forced into labor for a determined period of time…

This certificate of freedom (commonly referred to as a ticket-of-leave) demonstrates that an Irish convict, Francis Neill, has completed his seven years of obligatory labor in the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia, and is now restored to conditional freedom, June 5, 1838. Typically British and Irish prisoners who could not be held in overcrowded prisons nor executed were sent into exile in Australia or North America where they were forced into labor for a determined period of time…

Elizabeth Fry Speaking to the Prisoners on a Convict Ship Giclee Print at AllPosters.com

Elizabeth Fry Speaking to the Prisoners on a Convict Ship

Elizabeth Fry Speaking to the Prisoners on a Convict Ship Giclee Print at…