Her Story


A Brilliant depiction of a Convict Woman’s life in the notorious Cascades Female Factory.  Become Part of Mary’s story, laugh and cry with her!

Convict Mary James in HER STORY
Leaves From: The Cascades Female Factory, 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart @ 12 NOON

Adults: $25.00.  

Duration:Allow One Hour

No need to book just arrive at the Female Factory, 16 Degraves St, South Hobart and ask to experience HER STORY. We highly recommend combining HER STORY with a Heritage Tour for a full understanding of this fascinating historic site!

Her Story has replaced the much loved and Award Winning  Louisa’s Walk; it takes place entirely around Yard One of the Female Factory and lasts for just forty five minutes. Her Story leaves from the Visitor Centre of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site at 12 Noon.

Her Story tells the tale of Mary James (not her real name) who was convicted in 1832 for stealing a square of silk. She got seven years. She came out on the transportation ship the Frances Charlotte in 1833.

Her Story brings the site to life by connecting with the audience’s emotions.  It is not unusual to see people wiping away a tear at the end of the performance!


Bookings and further information:

Phone the Cascades Female Factory on 03 62 336656.

Mary James is Sent to the Infamous Crime Yard


“When you are in this place you do not speak!”

The Outer Wall of the Cascades Female Factory