We’re continuing our look at the convict era, in particular, the experiences of women convicts who passed through the Cascades Female Factory, in Hobart, Tasmania.
After serving their sentences, many became successful members of their communities, and they are representative of the convict women who can be regarded as the literal mothers of the early Anglo-Australian society here. (58 mins)
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Ep 26 References
Alexander, A. (2010). Tasmania’s convicts : how felons built a free society. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin.
Alexander, A. (Ed.) (2016). Repression, reform & resilience: A history of the Cascades Female Factory. Hobart: Convict Womens Press Inc.
Pack of Thieves? 52 Female Factory lives. (2014). Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.
Frost, L., & Female Convicts Research Centre (Eds.). (2012). Convict lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory (2nd ed.). Hobart: Convict Women’s Press.
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Daniels, K. (1993). The flash mob: Rebellion, rough culture and sexuality in the female factories of Van Diemen’s Land. Australian Feminist Studies, 8(18), 133-150.
Cascades Female Factory. Retrieved from https://femalefactory.org.au/
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Female Convict Research Centre. Retrieved from www.femaleconvicts.org.au
Tasmanian Heritage Council. (2007a). Cascades Female Factory : South Hobart (Online) Retrieved from Libraries Tasmania: https://stors.tas.gov.au/au-7-0095-00596
Tasmanian Heritage Council. (2007b). Proposed Amendment to the Tasmanian Heritage Register entry for the Cascades Female Factory South Hobart: INFORMATION PACKAGE 27 November 2007. Retrieved from Hobart, Tasmania: https://web.archive.org/web/20110312210253/http://www.heritage.tas.gov.au/media/pdf/Cascades%20datasheet%2027Nov07%20-%20public%20release.pdf
Elizabeth Fry (Wikipedia). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Fry
“The Female Factory / Convict Maid” : Battlers Ballad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZB-52gdgk
“Female Transport”: Bush Gothic with The Lonely String Quartet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnwVdOZk5Nk