Convict woman incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory.
“Ann Meehan, a free demoiselle, was last Saturday charged with repeatedly getting drunk. A constable deposed that on Sunday evening, upon overhearing a scream as if from a woman, he hurried towards the spot, when the prisoner became visible; she was a perfect type of drunkenness, rolling her eyes and her person about in sundry directions, so that the constable was forced to call in assistance before he could lodge her in gaol. The previous night she did not conduct herself much better, and it was thought proper to commit her to the factory as the house of correction for 3 months.”
See Original: “POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 14 June 1826, p.3