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Repression, Reform & Resilience – A History of the Cascades Female Factory


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A history of the Cascades Female Factory tells the story of the Cascades site: its beginnings as a whiskey distillery, through its grim time as a prison for female convicts, then as an institution for poor and unfortunate people ranging from orphans to lunatics and the elderly. From 1905 it was used for activities such as tennis and making aloe boxes and wine, but from 1977 the crumbling ruins were protected and restored.
Today the Female Factory is a World Heritage site, popular with tourists and greatly prized for its historic importance.

Edited by Alison Alexander – 2016 Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9953599-0-1

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Weight 620 g
Dimensions 23 × 16.5 × 2 cm