Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
28 November 1837

In an article published in yesterday’s Sydney Herald, under the heading of “The Female Factory,” there is a letter inserted purporting to be from “JANE SHORYLD,” and addressed to a clerk of this establishment, although his name appears to have been wilfully mis-spelt. We have been requested by the individual reflected upon, to give the most flat contradiction to the insinuation conveyed by our contemporary, and to assert that MR OSBORNE, of our establishment, has not the most remote connexion with any of the inmates of the Female Factory, or with JANE SHORYLD, or any other woman’s name, idem sonans. We cannot but express our conviction that our contemporary has, on the present occasion, manufactured “a lie of convenience,” for the sake of inserting a paragraph in aid of a favourite line of his politics; but we would recommend him for the future to let fly such practical jokes at no individual connected with our establishment.

See Original:No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 28 November 1837, p.2