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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Hobart

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site - Hobart, Australia
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
16 Degraves Street, Hobart, TAS 7004Map
+61 3 6233 6656
Neighborhood: South Hobart
Overview

The Cascades Female Factory was a name given to a prison which was built in 1828 and operated for approximately 28 years. The site was previously a distillery and today it comprises five yards, a cemetery and several structures. More than 5,000 female convicts were believed to have been confined in this prison which saw a high mortality rate because of poor sanitation and health-care facilities. Today, the site is listed as an Australian heritage site and is preserved and open to public tours. The site also comprises a shop where you can buy books and other souvenir items. Call or visit their website for information about tours.

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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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