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The Cascades Female Factory, a former Australian workhouse for female convicts in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, is located in Hobart, Tasmania. Operational between 1828 and 1856, the factory is now one of the 11 sites that collectively compose the Australian Convict Sites, listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Collectively the Australian Convict Sites represent an exceptional example of the forced migration of convicts and an extraordinary example of global developments associated with punishment and reform. Representing the female experience, the Cascades Female Factory demonstrates how penal transportation was used to expand Britain's spheres of influence, as well as to punish and reform female convicts. Wikipedia


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The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Tasmania

The popular Port Arthur Mega day tour is a flexible and great value for money tour showcasing the fascinating Tasmanian history, the natural attractions of the Tasman Peninsula, and Tasmania’s unique wilderness. Port Arthur Historic Site has been awarded Tasmania’s best Major Tourism Attraction for the fourth consecutive year. Furthermore, the World Heritage listed site was also named Tasmania’s best Cultural and Heritage tourism attraction for the third year in succession. To do the Port Arthur Mega tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting Tasmania.

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Port Arthur Historic Site on Saturday including Salamanca Market

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Tasmania

This full day tour from Hobart has been designed to allow as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur on a Saturday without missing out on the iconic Salamanca Market. Spend the morning wandering through the numerous stalls of art, craft, fresh produce and gourmet food at Salamanca Market before joining the coach tour to Port Arthur Historic Site. From here, enjoy a personalised tour with live commentary. Formerly a convict site, Port Arthur is bursting with history and today boasts a landscape of natural beauty, scenic ruins and restored buildings. Make the most out of your day and join the informative fully guided historical walking tour to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site then jump on board the relaxing cruise to the Isle of the Dead! Our driver/guide will be on hand throughout the day to provide additional information about this fascinating site and to ensure your time is well spent. Lunch and refreshments can be purchased on site or you are welcome to bring your own.

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