Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
5 September 1839



Present—the Governor, the Chief Justice, the Bishop, the Commander-in-Chief, the Colonial Secretary, the Attorney General, the Collector of Customs, the Auditor-General, Mr CAMPBELL, Mr BERRY, Mr JONES, Mr BLAXLAND, Sir JOHN JAMISON, and Captain KING.

Another Bill was rendered necessary by the abandonment of Moreton Bay as a penal settlement for women, and as they were great objections to sending women to Norfolk Island as a place of punishment, he [the Governor] had thought it necessary to introduce a Bill, giving to the Matron of the Female Factory the same power as the Gaolers in England inherited.

See Original: “THE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Thursday 5 September 1839, p.2