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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
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
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