Many of the people who have passed through Cascades Female Factory throughout its history have left a mark that lives on to this very day.

People like Mary Phelan, who came to Van Diemen’s Land in 1832 in a cargo of young, respectable single woman intended as servants for the respectable and wives for ex-convicts.

Two months after she arrived she did marry, to ex-convict Job Vowles. Their first child was born in 1833 but died soon afterwards.