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A Moving Encounter

We have been moved to tears many times at the Cascades Female Factory as we recount Mary’s tale on Her Story but never more so than today. Amongst our group of 18 was an elderly lady. She came up to me at the end, after we have come out of character and we are bidding [...]

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The Sheep’s Back at Henry Jones.

Live History performed a command performance of our forty five minute show The Sheep’s Back at a private apartment at Henry Jones Art Hotel today. We had been asked to do this to help celebrate a 64th wedding anniversary; a unique gift from the family. What a wonderful idea to give an experience instead of [...]

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The True Meaning of Easter

Seen in the sky above the Cascades Female Factory yesterday. Thank you Pilot!

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Our First Harriet @ Hadleys

Harriet @ Hadley’s! The beautiful Atrium at Hadley’s Orient Hotel was a perfect setting today for Harriet Bayly of Runnymede to meet an unexpected guest – Roald Amundsen fresh from his success in being the first to reach the South Pole! We had a large group from Expanding Horizons from Adelaide in Hobart for the [...]

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Descendants at the Female Factory.

In the over twelve years we have been telling a convict woman’s story (first Louisa Ragan and now, Mary James) we have met many descendants of those early convict women. Today, we had the pleasure of taking Jan Hutchings  (nee Cato) on Her Story.  William and Elizabeth Cato were a Supervisor and Assistant Matron back [...]

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The Old School Lives Again.

Once again Grade 3/4 teacher Elvira Paternoster invited Live History to bring the Old School to her lovely students at New Town Primary School. The school is fortunate enough to be able to walk up to the old Sunday School building at the Orphan School complex, to use as their 19th century classroom. Students dressed [...]

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Back in Hobart.

After a wonderful four months in Outback Queensland performing our new show The Sheep’s Back we are back performing at 12 noon daily at the Cascades Female Factory.  It didn’t take long to re-learn our sctripts – the brain is a wonderful organ! We have been very busy taking schools this week – Her Story [...]

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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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Zoe’s Birthday Party at Runnymede.

Zoe Roberts has always loved the beautiful old house at Runnymede so when her mother asked Harriet if she could adapt Take Tea with Harriet for her ninth birthday party  of course Harriet said “Yes”. Eight beautifully dressed girls arrived to Take Tea with Harriet last Sunday February 14th. After a rousing game of Oranges [...]

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Families on Her Story

  It’s peak tourist season in case you hadn’t noticed? BIG groups are coming on Her Story everyday at 12 Noon including lots of family groups. Our actors are skilled at involving children and drawing them into the story. Elijah, pictured, was a little young to appreciate Mary James’ story but he was so quiet [...]

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