Riot, repression and reform: the Cascades Female Factory

Sunday 24 April, 2016

Hobart Town Hall

10.15:   Session One

Alison Alexander: The history of the Cascades Female Factory

Colette McAlpine:  Life and Death at the Cascades – from the inquests of female convicts

Sally Rackham: Insights into the female convict system: the 1843 Inquiry into Female Convict Discipline

11.45: Session Two

Lucy Frost:  One final attempt at a convict nursery: Yard 4 of the Cascades Female Factory

Dianne Snowden:  Serving the poor: the Sisters of Charity at the Female Factory

Colleen Arulappu: A Voyage – a Riot – the Factory

2.15: Session Three

Brian Rieusset: The due course of the law

Robyn Everist:  Comments from beyond the walls

Kevin Green: Treated like convicts: some immigrants’ experience of the Female Factory 1854–1856


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