Report on Female Factory, 5 December 1829

On Tuesday 20 prisoners were drafted from the town gaol, under military escort, to sundry iron and road gangs, according to their sentences, and in the morning, as usual, about a score of frail Magdalens, took passage in their elongated ordnance  piece for the female factory at Parramatta, there to do penance for sundry peccadilloes during sundry periods.

See Original: “POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Saturday 5 December 1829, p.4