Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory.


278pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0987144340 ***Short biographies of 30 inmates of the Launceston's Female House of Correction 1834-55. This was the first purpose-built female penal institution in VDL, but overcrowding and maladministration soon reduced its condition to match the squalor of those it was intended to replace.

Title: Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory.

Author Name: Frost, Lucy & Alice Meredith Hodgson : editors, for the Female Factory Research Group:

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Hobart, Convict Women's Press: 2013

Seller ID: 31306

Keywords: convicts Launceston tasmania Van Diemen's Land women,