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If you enjoyed Louisa's Walk you will equally love Her Story! Also told in Strolling Theatre, Her Story tells the tale of another convict woman - Mary James. Mary was sent to the Female Factory in 1833 for stealing a square of cloth. You will walk...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Degraves St | Cascades Female Factory, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic. Both actors are very skilled at drawing you in. Made the experience of these women both personal and very real. Came away feeling I had learned the reality of the situation these poor souls had been through. Well worth your time!

Thank Wayne L
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Wayne for recommending Her Story to other tourists and travellers. Your splendid Review will help to draw others to this important site for convict women Thanks for telling others about Her Story! Warm Regards, Judith & Chris.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful actors put on at show at 12.00 that runs for about 45 mins. Depicting the true life story of a female prison inmate and her journey. The actors are engaging and friendly and full of knowledge about this important historical placeMore

Thank Mandy G
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wendy, Thank you for taking the time to write us a Review on TripAdvisor! We love what we do and think those convict women of long ago deserve to have their story told on Her Story! Your Review will help to draw others to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This truly helps you to understand & feel how awful it was for the female convicts who were here. The play is interactive and good for all ages and mobility. The actors are wonderful and our teenagers learnt heaps from it & really enjoyed it....More

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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving a review for our dramatisation Her Story. We are so glad your family enjoyed it. We agree that reading The Potato Factory first would give a great background and setting for your visit to The Cascades Female Factory. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. The talented actors included the crowd in fun ways. It really shows you what those poor women went through. I really recommend going to see it. This show is suitable for all ages! Thank you for the amazing experience. 😀 Ruby...More

Thank Bernadette A
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Bernadette for this very wonderful review! We intentionally make Her Story fun in parts as there is no doubt the women would have kept a sense of humour to get them through the ordeal of life in the Cascades Female Factory....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply inspiring and at times overwhelming to learn what happened here It’s a must do tour for anyone who loves history and theatre. Do not leave Tasmania without taking the tour as it will be a memory that will remain for a long time Leaves...More

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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Andrew, thank you so much for writing this review (and also for the one on the Cascades Female Factory site which gets more traffic than ours). This brilliant recommendation will help to bring others to hear the women's' story, Thank You, Judith & Chris.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Excellent re-enactment of a the conditions and treatment experienced by a female convict The presentation brought to life the reality of the convict Mary and was extremely moving An absolute must for anyone with an interest in Australian history and particularly people with female convicts...More

Thank Neale S
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for your recommendation of our drama Her Story. We are so glad you found it informative and moving. Your Review will help to draw more visitors to this most significant site for convict women Thank you! Judith and Chris.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

What a great way to learn about the Female Factory and the horror is treatment of these convict women. Well worth a visit.

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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you James for taking the time and making the effort to write Tripadvisor Review for our production of Her Story. Your review will help to draw others to hear the women's story. Warm Regards, Judith & Chris

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Highlight of our Hobart trip. Totally unexpected, as we had not heard of the Female Factory prior to visiting Port Arthur, where staff recommended it. Judith and Chris brought to life for us the misery female convicts endured at this awful facility. Their portrayal transported...More

Thank Gail M
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear Gail, Thank you so much for this glowing Review. We like being called "wonderfully talented"!!! So many people say that experiencing Her Story is the highlight of their trip to Hobart (as they used to say about our first play, Louisa's Walk). This makes...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

My husband and I first did the tour of the female factory site with our guide Catherine. If we thought that was heart wrenching enough, we then continued onto the Her Story re enactment. I was moved to tears several times and had an overwhelming...More

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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write a Review for our production of Her Story and also recommending the Heritage Tour. We feel so passionately that people who have made the effort to come up to the site should get...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I attended Mary’s story with my nieces, 9 and 6. It was acted so skilfully by Judith and Chris. Judith so easily engaged the children, with miss 6 seen in the photo helping Mary finish her washing! The children mirrored Mary’s emotions, really getting a...More

Thank Felicity L
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much Felicity for this wonderful Review. We love taking children on Her Story and the fact that we are able to engage with them at their level without losing any of the adult impact! Your review will help draw others to this...More

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Response from Hazel H | Reviewed this property |
Fantastic insight into the lives of these poor wretched women and innocent children. They were treated as though their pregnancy (often to the master they were given to) was a punishable crime. I grew up at New Norfolk... More
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