Repression, Reform & Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory
The latest publication from Convict Women's Press Inc. was launched on October 23rd, 2016 by the Governor of Tasmania, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner at the Female Convicts Research Centre seminar, Town Hall, Hobart.
Repression, Reform & Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory tells the story of the Cascades site: its beginnings as a whiskey distillery, through its grim time as a prison for female convicts, then as an institution for poor and unfortunate people ranging from orphans to lunatics and the elderly. From 1905 it was used for activities such as tennis and making aloe boxes and wine, but from 1977 the crumbling ruins were protected and restored. Today the Female Factory is a World Heritage site, popular with tourists and greatly prized for its historic importance.
Repression, Reform & Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory is compiled by Female Convicts Research Centre members and edited by Alison Alexander.