MW {Cascade Female Factory}

Monday Window {22/11/2021}

When I first read the term ‘Female Factory’ I had visions of a factory that churned out females…in a version of The Stepford Wives. Although I have lived in Australia most of my life, I had never come across this term before. My husband who had visited Tasmania many times before explained to me that it is what they locally called a Convict Penitentiary for Women. This one is in Hobart although there is really not much left of it except the boundary walls and, if I remember correctly, one cottage where the warden lived.

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