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A sobering experience

The house has undergone many changes over the years but the stories of the prisoners and what they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leonie S
Moss Vale, Australia
Good information signage.

I walked through the paddock and read the information signs after hours. The cottage was closed at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Queensland, Australia
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Ross, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The house has undergone many changes over the years but the stories of the prisoners and what they endured are very sobering.

Thank Leonie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked through the paddock and read the information signs after hours. The cottage was closed at the time I visited. The information signage was good and I enjoyed understanding the challenges for convict women. The site was also a convict holding for males prior...More

Thank Rattyos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ross Female Factory site provides an interesting insight into Tasmania’s female convict history. The only remaining building of the factory has been fitted with static information boards as the tourist walks through the house. Inside the rock fence of the complex grounds, are numerous...More

Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing remains of the site except for the commander house which gives you little information on what went on here

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Much more than just the site of the Female Factory. At the actual site of the Female Factory, only the residence of the Overseer still remain. There is nothing of the buildings that housed the convicts. Still well worthwhile going to see the site. It's...More

Thank CliveCarbunkle
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Feel for the poor wretches that had to endure living in the conditions of the day 1840-50’s. Would have been good to have the lights turned on! Unmanned tourism venue. Let yourself in & have a good read, also make sure you visit outside

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

It is great that the experiences of convict women is now being shared. The stories from the Female Factories in Ross and elsewhere in Tasmania are a moving insight into the early European history of the state.

Thank edenhousewife
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We walked through the remains of this convict facility. Women were sent there for many reasons but the one I thought the most awful was for getting pregnant ( nothing happened to the male involved in that happening) The Information is displayed in each room...More

Thank Brungford
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful walk around the female factory, there are a few stones here & there and posts with information on them in a paddock but that's all that is left of the convict's area but standing is a beautiful building that is full...More

Thank susanne M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I knew little about the female convicts, this exhibition provides good introductory information. There are virtually no buildings, all is provided by written information.

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