Report on Female Factory, 25 January 1828

The women by the Elizabeth landed yesterday morning. A few who had attained or got beyond their grand climacteric, and some who held infants in their arms, were rejected as unserviceable—as fitter objects to be served than to serve in any decent domestic capacity, and were delivered up to the care of the factory-matron. All the remainder were severally assigned to several services.

See Original: “No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 25 January 1828, p.3