Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
18 September 1843


It appearing that in some instances of Female Prisoners, given in charge of the Police by their employers, to be returned to the Factory at Parramatta, the Police have taken possession of such money as the prisoners held, with a view to the same being handed over to the use of the Benevolent Asylum, His Excellency the Governor directs it to be made known, that money earned by Convict Women placed in private service under the Regulations of 28th February last, as published in the Government Gazette, is to be considered their own, and is not to be taken from them by the Police, except in cases where it might be taken from them if they were free.—Government Gazette.

See Original: “FEMALE SERVANTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Monday 18 September 1843, p.1