Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
26 June 1838

Caution to the Public.—It is not generally known, and in consequence much inconvenience has been occasioned to families by ignorance of the fact, that female prisoners when sentenced to punishment, and “to be returned to service,” are not forwarded by the Government to their service on the expiration of their sentence, unless application is made by their employers to the matron of the factory, and if the application is not made within a given time, the servant will be assigned to another master.

See Original: No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 26 June 1838, p.2