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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 Opening HOurs for Her Story

We are closing Her Story on Tuesdays and Wednesdays over winter – June to August inclusive.    The first 2 weeks of August  will be entirely closed to give us our annual break. Visitor numbers to the lovely city of Hobart do drop considerably over winter. although the advent of our winter festivals particularly Dark Mofo [...]

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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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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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