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If you enjoyed Louisa's Walk you will equally love Her Story! Also told in Strolling Theatre, Her Story tells the tale of another convict woman - Mary James. Mary was sent to the Female Factory in 1833 for stealing a square of cloth. You will walk...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Degraves St | Cascades Female Factory, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This theatrical presentation of being a convict in the Female Factory was a great way to learn the history. It’s moving & informative live 2-person presentation. Definitely worthwhile.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DiAlaska
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much Di Alaska for leaving a review for our drama Her Story. We are really glad you enjoyed it and are recommending it to others. You are helping to tell the women's story! Warm Regards, Judith & Chris, Rosie and Jon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very interesting and informative experience is something every one should do. We enjoyed every minute of “Her Story” as it was told through a very creative played out re-enactment. The lady Rosie did a fantastic job of playing out the story of Mary alongside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Brainy67 for leaving a Review for our dramatisation of Her Story. Rosie has only just joined us playing Mary James twice a week (it's me the other days!) and we are just thrilled with her performance!! We are so glad you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do if are touring Hobart Tasmania and can fit it into your day. Actors play the role of Mary McLauchlan (one of the original female convicts) and a male Doctor/overseer assigned to the Female Factory set up on the site at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for writing this detailed Review. It is actually Mary James's story we tell but she is a fictitious name applied to a real woman's story. We have never felt comfortable about using her real name in case she has descendants living...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The renactment by a husband and wife team is very well done and really helps to bring the Female Factory to life. The whole history is interesting but so sad. Made me feel quite emotional. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jasmine, Thank you so much for leaving a Review on our TripAdvisor page. Being part of the audience on Her Story does often make people feel emotional and we frequently see people wiping their eyes. Maybe we should supply a box of tissues at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to the women’s factory would not be complete without doing this. It really bought to life what it would have been like for women at the factory. The actors were amazing and I would highly recommend adding this to your trip.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our play Her Story and thank you for describing us as "Amazing"! We love what we do and I guess that comes through...? Let's hope that others will be attracted to this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two actors did an amazing job of transporting you to this time in history. It was very moving and informative, but also funny in moments. The interaction was engaging but not intimidating. I highly recommend this tour to everyone to learn about this tragic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen T
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Karen, Thank you so much for recommending our play, Her Story at the Cascades Female Factory. We are so glad you enjoyed it..... We deliberately create highs and lows and make it funny in parts because we firmly believe the women would have kept...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best experience! You need to go to this. We were travelling with three generations and all of us said it was our highlight. We got to see, hear and feel what life was like for Mary James, a convict in the factory. Can't tell...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Susan for this wonderful Review! We do appreciate your taking the time to write it and we are so glad all 3 generations enjoyed our dramatic presentation of a convict woman's life. If only everyone would choose to pay that bit...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Cascades Female Factory is well worth a visit. I would recommend Her Story - Live HIstory, which brings life to the conditions experienced by female convicts. I think it is a must to see!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy B
LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your Review! We think it is a Must See too!! There is so little left of the physical structure at the Female Factory, it's important to book either a Heritage tour or Her Story - or, best value for money,...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

What a great insight into life as a convict and life at the female factory for these poor women who were transported to Van Diemans land. The actors really transported you back to the 1800,s. Well worth the time taken to visit this great site,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a Review for our play Her Story. We are so glad we took you back to the 1800's and helped to bring this important site for convict women to life for you. Warm Regards, Judith and Chris.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Wow ,all I can say is GO and BOOK HER STORY ..thankyou both for the insight of this place and time . We do all really have fist world problems ....this enactment make you think !!!! So brillant . Afterwards walk up the hill and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Her Story, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you so much for your appreciative Review and for urging people to see Her Story. Your Review will help to draw others to this most significant site for convict women in Australia. Thanks Again, Judith and Chris

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Fantastic insight into the lives of these poor wretched women and innocent children. They were treated as though their pregnancy (often to the master they were given to) was a punishable crime. I grew up at New Norfolk... More
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