Collections

The majority of the collection material relating to the Cascades Female Factory is associated with archaeological excavations carried out on the site during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Some of this material is exhibited on site, with the remainder being housed in our collection facility at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
More recently PAHSMA on behalf of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site accepted a donation from the Burnie Emu Bay Lions Club – a book inscribed with handwriting believed to be that of convict Hannah Barker, you can see this fabulous artefact on display in our Visitor Centre.

Our historic collections database is not currently open to public access. If you are researching convict artefacts or your interest lies in historic images we will do our best to help. Please contact us.

Both the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery hold large and varied collections of related artefacts and images, and are well worth contacting for research purposes.