Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
25 April 1839

The brutal system of flogging is, we are happy to say, getting almost into disuse by the magistrates throughout the territory, and the reports of the effect of solitary confinement on the prisoners which has been substituted, is most satisfactory, and is likely to altogether supercede [sic] the use of the lash except in cases of great aggravation. The government have called for tenders to erect solitary cells at the various lock-up stations in the interior where they are not already built. We are happy to hear that the cells in the factory at Parramatta are progressing rapidly for the reception of refractory women, who particularly eschew this mode of punishment.


See Original: “No title,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Thursday 25 April 1839, p.2