Report on Female Factory, 28 March 1828

Persons preferring complaints at the Police Office against their assigned female servants, on such complaint as that merely of having no further occasion for the servant, do not usually find it a very easy matter to get another servant reassigned them; for if one happen to be brought up for some act of negligence, the servant is sent away to the factory, perhaps necessarily, for a month, more or less, as the case may be, whilst the master or mistress must shift how they can till the return of the refractory one. The paucity of good house servants throughout the Colony is certainly productive of infinite annoyance and inconvenience.

See Original: “No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 28 March 1828, p.3