Photos of the Hobart Female Factory, at Cascades.
Taken on a sunny, spring day
in October, 2005.
The beam over the entrance says:
THROUGH THIS GATE PASSED
THOUSANDS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
LEST WE FORGET
From the back corner, showing the only extant yard. In the middle are the
information panels. Behind them and to the right is the front wall with the
entrance. On the left can be seen the metal rails around the door that leads
through to the garden.
Looking the other way, back to the corner behind the information panels.
Close up of the corner, with the two storey walls, although the upper storey
isn't at full height. Lines on the walls show were floors and walls once were.
One side of the valley rises above.
Close up of wall.
The information panels give the history of the site and some of the women.
Looking west, with Mt Wellington in the background.
The front wall, looking towards the entrance. Wall is at full height here.
This corner, of the front and eastern walls, is to the left of the previous
photo. Note the door (on the left) that leads through to the garden.
The recently developed Memorial Garden. On the right is the
edge of the trench (below).
Trench excavated during an archaeology dig, showing the foundations of
three of the cells.