Books

A number of publications are available on the history of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and its convict inmates. Many of these are stocked in the shop at the Cascades Female Factory and from Port Arthur Historic Site gift shop and online gift shop.

Please contact us if you cannot find the title you wish to purchase.

Pack of Thieves? 52 Female Factory Lives

Pack of Thieves? 52 Female Factory Lives

Pack of Thieves? 52 Female Factory Lives comprises a pack of playing cards providing a visual interpretation of 52 women and staff who were incarcerated or worked at the Cascades Female Factory, with an accompanying book recounting their life stories.

 

Convict Lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory

Convict Lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory

First published in 2009, and revised with an added digital edition in 2012, it contains the stories of 33 female convicts who passed through Cascades Female Factory.

This title is available from the Visitor Centre at the Cascades Female Factory, the Port Arthur Gift Shop, our online Gift Shop and from selected bookshops.

 

Caught in the Act: Unusual Offences of Port Arthur Convicts

Caught in the Act: Unusual Offences of Port Arthur Convicts

Compiled from convict records, Caught in the Act relates some of the more ‘unusual’ offences committed by convicts who came through Port Arthur. 51 pages soft cover $8.00

 

Pack of Thieves? 52 Port Arthur Lives

Our best selling book. Pack of Thieves traces the lives of 52 convicts who arrived at Port Arthur during the 1830s. 125 pages soft cover $11.00

Pack of Thieves

Packs of playing cards illustrated with the 52 ‘convicts’, as used with our Convict Gallery, are also available.

A Pack of Thieves with playing cards

 

A Harbour Large Enough to Admit a Whole Fleet

A Harbour Large Enough to Land a Whole Fleet

Released in October 2004, this publication delves into the fascinating maritime history and archaeology of convict Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula. It also compares it with other 19th century shipyards throughout the British Empire. 99 pages. 22 illustrations. Softcover. $14.95

 

Transcribing Tasmanian Convict Records

Transcribing Convict Records

Do you have a convict ancestor? This ‘how-to guide provides information for those wishing to search and decipher the often difficult Tasmanian convict records. Includes the meaning of the more commonly used abbreviations. 63 pages. Illustrated guide, soft cover $18.00