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I walked through the paddock and read the information signs after hours. The cottage was closed at the time I visited. The information signage was good and I enjoyed understanding the challenges for convict women. The site was also a convict holding for males prior...More
The Ross Female Factory site provides an interesting insight into Tasmania’s female convict history. The only remaining building of the factory has been fitted with static information boards as the tourist walks through the house. Inside the rock fence of the complex grounds, are numerous...More
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
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
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.
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
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