Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
13 January 1832

GOVERNOR BOURKE, we hear, is not altogether pleased at the Factory shutting up and shaving system. We hope his Excellency will rather see the propriety of encouraging, at least, 3 out of the 400 now shut up in that hot bed of vice, to become useful members of society, by judicious rewards, inducement to marry among the Government gangs, to reform, and to rear up creditable families. In a Colony where the disproportion between the sexes is so manifest to every body, and so depraving frequently in its consequences, it is shameful that the mock modesty of a crew of wordly minded Saints should pervert the Factory as they have been doing to every purpose but a useful, social or a laudable moral one.

See Original:No Title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 13 January 1832, p.3