We have number of educational resources available to teachers and students.

The Cascades Female Factory education resource list provides suggested resources relevant to studying the history of the Cascades Female Factory, female convicts, and the convict era.

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and the Port Arthur Historic Site are also featured in an ABC Education online ‘digibook’ resource. The resource is appropriate for students studying the Australian Curriculum at Years 4, 5 and 9. To access ‘The Colonisation of Hobart’ follow the link below:

ABC Education Digibook – The Colonisation of Hobart 

For any additional support or information, please contact us.

Discovery Boxes

The Discovery Boxes are a fantastic resource that gives your students a first-hand experience of the convict system, without leaving the classroom. This resource includes two traveling boxes filled with authentic convict artefacts, photos, maps, books, information and a list of additional items that relate to both Port Arthur and Cascades Female Factory. A teaching pack is also included.

The Discovery Boxes are available to Tasmanian schools and can be borrowed free of charge for 2–4 weeks.

Bookings are essential. Boxes can be collected from the Port Arthur Historic Site or the Cascades Female Factory Site in South Hobart.

Contact us for further information, or to book your Discovery Box now.