Meet Mary Phelan
Mary Phelan came to the colony as a free woman, but it wasn’t long before she found herself locked up
Meet Matron Mary Hutchinson
Mary had to manage an incompetent husband, twelve pregnancies and one thousand convict women.
Meet Ellen Scott
Ellen Scott became the scourge of her masters and the terror of the Female Factories
Early development of the site
Early uses of the site that would become the Cascades Female Factory
Life in the Cascades Female Factory
Women incarcerated in the Cascades Female Factory were classified into three distinct groups
The later years
What happened to the Cascades Female Factory as the convict system wound down in the late 1800s
A World Heritage Site
The Cascades Female Factory was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2010, along with 10 other convict sites to form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.