Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
11 July 1840


Port Macquarie.—…June 20, the James Watt steamer, brought eighteen female prisoners from head-quarters, in place of fourteen returned from the factory here as incorrigible characters, and who, by order of his Excellency, will be kept in confinement at Parramatta Factory for the remainder of their respective sentences. This regulation, which is to be enforced in all the country districts, will probably have a salutary effect, when it is generally known among the female assigned servants, that, if brought to court for repeated misconduct, they will be forwarded to Parramatta, and their places supplied from the well-conducted.

See Original:COUNTRY NEWS: Port Macquarie,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Saturday 11 July 1840, p.2