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The Fantasy of the Past: Women's History at the Cascades Female Factory


Gleeson, P, The Fantasy of the Past: Women's History at the Cascades Female Factory, History, Forty South Publishing, Tasmania, Australia, 26 August 2020 (2020) [Magazine Article]

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The site of the Cascades Female Factory is swamped in the cold shadows of autumn dusk long before the rest of the town. An inky blue mountain and steep hillsides lined with weatherboard houses encase what remains of the site. It is situated at the bottom of a valley, alongside a creek that runs down off Mt Wellington/kunanyi, known to expand in streams of floodwater to envelop the factory site itself during heavy rain. Even in drier times, a wetness lingers in the air once the noon sun passes, leaving a smell of damp sandstone, though few Colonial buildings remain standing.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Australian history;gender history;convict history; women's history; Tasmanian history
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Gleeson, P (Ms Paige Gleeson)
ID Code:153157
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2022-09-09
Last Modified:2022-09-09

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