The Rajah Quilt

The Rajah Quilt

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photos from our visit to the Cascades Female Factory

The metal Rajah Quilt interpretation is inscribed in the centre with the names of the convicts who were transported on the Rajah in 1841.

                                            Grace Stevens, my great great great Grandmother.

Information about the metal Rajah Quilt project

Standing outside the gates to the yard which the convicts would have arrived in when they walked from the Hobart Docks - a distance of about 5 km.

Looking from the overseers tower.

Women in Crime Class spent their days at wash tubs carved from sandstone blocks like this one.   

This was Monday 22nd February - in our summer.  The night before had been very cold and there was snow on the mountain.

The floor plan from one of the later areas which were solitary cells.

The drain channel from the solitary cells, waste drained straight into the nearby Cascade River.

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