Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
29 August 1839



Present, the Governor, the Chief Justice, the Bishop, Sir MAURICE O’CONNELL, the Colonial Secretary, the Attorney-General, the Collector of Customs, Mr CAMPBELL, Mr BERRY, Mr JONES, Mr BLAXLAND, Mr MACARTHUR, Sir JOHN JAMISON, and Captain KING.

Mr JONES asked whether…gratuities were to be given to the men in irons.

The Governor said they were not to be given to men in irons, but to bridge parties. It has hitherto been thought inconsistent with discipline to give gratuities to men in irons, but, as he mentioned on Tuesday, it had been tried with the men employed at the Female Factory cells, who worked better, and he thought behaved better.

See Original: “THE COUNCIL,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Thursday 29 August 1839, p.2