Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

The World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory in South Hobart, Tasmania, is Australia's most significant heritage site associated with convict women.
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Australian singer songwriter Katie Noonan's interest in convict “love tokens”, led her to research Australia's convict women and set their stories to music. Her research led her to visit the Cascades Female Factory and Port Arthur.  The result is Love-Song-Circus,  blending Noonan's vocals with three acrobats moving in fluid rhythm around them. Interestingly, the circus troupe she performs with, Circa, also visited and performed at Port Arthur last year, as part of Ten Days on the Island.

Australian singer songwriter Katie Noonan's interest in convict “love tokens”, led her to research Australia's convict women and set their stories to music. Her research led her to visit the Cascades Female Factory and Port Arthur. The result is Love-Song-Circus, blending Noonan's vocals with three acrobats moving in fluid rhythm around them. Interestingly, the circus troupe she performs with, Circa, also visited and performed at Port Arthur last year, as part of Ten Days on the Island.

Recent writeup of a visit to the Cascades Female Factory by a UK genealogist, with discussion of some of our related convict heritage and family history publications. Thanks for visiting, Kirsty!

Recent writeup of a visit to the Cascades Female Factory by a UK genealogist, with discussion of some of our related convict heritage and family history publications. Thanks for visiting, Kirsty!

The unstoppable Dr Christina Henri is taking the shirts from politician's backs to make her bonnets.

The unstoppable Dr Christina Henri is taking the shirts from politician's backs to make her bonnets.

From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen

From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen

Cascades Female Factory, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - part of the Australian Convicts Unesco designation. Women were incarcerated here as punishment, to be reformed, or while waiting to be assigned. With guards, nurses and babies, up to 1000 people lived here at any one time.

Cascades Female Factory, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - part of the Australian Convicts Unesco designation. Women were incarcerated here as punishment, to be reformed, or while waiting to be assigned. With guards, nurses and babies, up to 1000 people lived here at any one time.

Fasinating history of a very hard life for some - recent trip to Tassie - Cascades Female Factory Historic Site | Discover the stories of Australia's convict women

Fasinating history of a very hard life for some - recent trip to Tassie - Cascades Female Factory Historic Site | Discover the stories of Australia's convict women

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