Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
7 January 1841


Tuesday, January 5th, 1841

All persons requiring the assignment of convict women are to pay these specified charges: By application, in Sydney only, the sum of ten shillings is to be paid at the Police-office, on the application being approved by the Magistrates. By applicants of country towns, the sum of five shillings is to be paid at the factory on the discharge of the women assigned. The Bench of Magistrates in Sydney will not forward any application to the factory at Parramatta until the sum of ten shillings shall have been paid therein at the Police-office; and they will cause a note to be made on the application that the money has been paid. The country Benches of Magistrates recommending applications, will state on the face of them, whether the parties are to be required to pay the established sum of five shillings, or whether no charge is to be made; the applicant residing at least two miles beyond the boundaries, or reputed boundaries of any town.

See Original: “ABSTRACT OF OFFICIAL GAZETTE Tuesday, January, 5th 1841,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Thursday 7 January 1841, p.2