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You need a lot of imagination

Nothing remains of the site except for the commander house which gives you little information on... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Alan B
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Interesting to see how life was!

Feel for the poor wretches that had to endure living in the conditions of the day 1840-50’s. Would... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Sharon C
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Ross, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing remains of the site except for the commander house which gives you little information on what went on here

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Much more than just the site of the Female Factory. At the actual site of the Female Factory, only the residence of the Overseer still remain. There is nothing of the buildings that housed the convicts. Still well worthwhile going to see the site. It's...More

Thank CliveCarbunkle
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Feel for the poor wretches that had to endure living in the conditions of the day 1840-50’s. Would have been good to have the lights turned on! Unmanned tourism venue. Let yourself in & have a good read, also make sure you visit outside

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 23 April 2018

It is great that the experiences of convict women is now being shared. The stories from the Female Factories in Ross and elsewhere in Tasmania are a moving insight into the early European history of the state.

Thank edenhousewife
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We walked through the remains of this convict facility. Women were sent there for many reasons but the one I thought the most awful was for getting pregnant ( nothing happened to the male involved in that happening) The Information is displayed in each room...More

Thank Brungford
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful walk around the female factory, there are a few stones here & there and posts with information on them in a paddock but that's all that is left of the convict's area but standing is a beautiful building that is full...More

Thank susanne M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I knew little about the female convicts, this exhibition provides good introductory information. There are virtually no buildings, all is provided by written information.

Thank CocoTampa123
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I love visiting places where you can imagine who walked before us. This place does exactly that, it’s just a shame the majority of the building no longer exists. Free to visit and you can definitely kill a few hours walking through the old building...More

2  Thank xsstyl
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Good on you ROSS for sparing the remnants of this Female Factory. The story of the women - and children here paints a sad picture indeed and it's such a shame that there is not more left to give a bigger picture. but WELL DONE...More

Thank Australiangroup
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had no idea just how horrendous life as a female convict in Ross actually was. It opened our eyes to how female convicts and their children were so poorly treated.

Thank Roy&Pat
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