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Apple for the Teacher Award

Apple for the Teacher Award. Hayley Simpson of Snug Primary School must be an exceptional teacher. Not only has she won the Apple for the Teacher Award but she chose to sell the prize of an Apple I pod/watch to enable her class to come to the Cascades Female Factory to learn all about convict [...]

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Winter is Still Here!

The weather has been a bit challenging for us at Live History Plays this week. Why is it that as soon as the calendar says it’s Spring the weather turns more wintry than ever? It started to pour yesterday just as we started Her Story and didn’t let up until we had finished. We made [...]

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Overseer Lovell – any Information?

It’s been a busy week for us at Live History Plays with extra groups and schools. Alamanda College from Victoria brought x 2 groups and Invermay Primary School brought another . One student from Invermay told us that she had researched one of her ancestors and that he had worked as an Overseer on site [...]

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The Sisters of Charity

The Sisters of Charity. The year is 1847. Anchored at the wharf of Sydney Harbour and prepared for sailing to Hobart is the small square-rigger Louisa. On board are three Sisters of Charity. They arrive in Hobart Town six days later. So begins the work of the Sisters in Tasmania. Eventually housed in the Convent [...]

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Hobart Walking Tours.

Robyn Everist of Hobart Walking Tours brought a lovely group of women on Her Story today. All friends and keen walkers they had decided to put themselves into Robyn’s capable hands and get her to organise a walking tour tailored just for them Most of them had never visited the Cascades Female Factory or experienced [...]

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Somerset College Visit Her Story

It was a chilly start as Live History Plays took Somerset College on our dramatic experience at the Cascades Female Factory this morning. The Grade Six students, who come down, from the Gold Coast for a winter camp every year to experience our winter cold and history, were well rugged up. We took the girls [...]

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Winter Rates for our Self Contained Holiday Cottage!

Our Super Special Winter Rates for our self-contained Holiday Cottage in beautiful Blackmans Bay have got off to a good start today! Last minute guests through Booking.com arrived at 7 pm tonight. 19 Blue is only 15 minutes from Hobart’s CBD so it makes an ideal place to stay. Why not take advantage of these [...]

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The Sheep’s Back Performs at a Theatre Restaurant

Live History performed their The Sheep’s Back Show at a Theatre Restaurant venue for the Longreach Uniting Church last Saturday September 10th.  With 60 tickets sold the historic Edgely Hall was packed.  The hall had been decorated with hessian, wild lamb’s tails in old enamel jugs and hanging gum branches. It looked very “on theme”. [...]

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Our Radio Interview on ABC

Click below if you would like to listen to our radio interview on ABC: ABC Radio Interview

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Louisa’s Walk Celebrates our 100th TripAdvisor Review!

So many of our audience members come because we are the number one Tasmanian attraction on the TripAdvisor site.   We have been number one for the last three or four years and we consider it such a privilege!  We feel somewhat humbled by people’s reactions to Louisa’s Walk.  We have created it from one woman’s [...]

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