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Sweet Peas!

My neighbour says that if people knew about the lovely Sweet Peas all around the garden at 19 Blue Self Contained Holiday Cottage only 15 minutes from Hobart, they would be flocking here. Well they do flock anyway . We have some availability in January but get in quick because word is getting around that [...]

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Let’s Treasure our Literacy!

Can You read and write? Are you literate? I know I take my ability do so for granted. In the character of Mary James, told in Her Story she, like many of the convict women, was illiterate. Not so much has changed as Margaret Burns told me after Her Story today when we have come [...]

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Her Story Really Engages Primary School Students

St Mary’s College Visits Her Story. It was HOT today but that didn’t stop 2 classes from St Mary’s College enjoying the experience of Her Story this morning at the Cascades Female Factory. The students were wonderful – so engaged and attentive. Her Story is such a wonderful way of presenting our convict women’s history [...]

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Sisters of Charity Visit Again

Once again the Sisters of Charity visiting group experienced our wonderful play Her Story yesterday and they LOVED it. The Sisters of Charity used to walk up the Rivulet and visit the Catholic convict women continuing their ministry, which was started in Ireland, of visiting prisoners. The group sang the words of Abide With Me [...]

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Mary’s New Jacket.

Mary has a new smock/coat. Judith is always on the look out for additions to our Live History wardrobe and this warm smock/coat caught her eye at last Saturdays’ South Hobart Primary School Fair. Perfect for Mary James in our production of Her Story at the Cascades Female Factory every day @ 12 noon.

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Self Contained Holiday Cottage Close to Hobart with Chooks!

Guests love staying at 19 Blue our Holiday Cottage in Blackmans Bay.  There are so many reasons why it is so popular but one of them would be that guests can come down and visit our four Barnevelder chickens and bring them any food scraps they may have. We call them The Alices because we [...]

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Her Story Popular with All

It’s not often that teenage boys are interested in history, especially women’s convict history But Jesse McKenzie proved the exception. Jesse, his parents and sister came to experience Her Story today. His parents had been before and loved it so much they wanted to bring their 2 teenage children who both loved our play. Jesse [...]

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The Sisters of Charity Visit Again.

The Sisters of Charity Visit Again! We had a particularly large group yesterday on our play Her Story at the Cascades Female Factory. Some of them appeared to be from a religious order as they wore crosses and head coverings. Sure enough when it came time for Mary to sing “Abide with Me” in the [...]

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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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