Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
23 May 1839

The Factory.—This establishment, already overflowing to repletion, has received a reinforcement of two hundred and forty women, who have been received from Moreton Bay, consequent on the breaking-up of that settlement. The whole of these women are under colonial sentences, and consequently, unless pardoned, which would be a gross violation of justice, must remain inmates of the factory until some new mode of punishment can be devised.

See Original: “The Factory,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Thursday 23 May 1839, p.2