Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
20 December 1838

We are happy to hear that the cells for the punishment of refractory women are nearly completed at the Factory, Parramatta. At present it is next to impossible to keep female prisoner servants in private families, in consequence of their partiality for the company of their old associates, who lead a life of comparative idleness in the Factory. It is to be hoped that the new mode of exclusive solitary confinement will work some measure of reform in these generally abandoned characters.

See Original: “No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Thursday 20 December 1838, p.2