female factory


female factory
A prison for women convicts. The first female factory was established in 1804 at Parramatta in New South Wales. It was a place of punishment, a labour and marriage agency for the colony, and a profit-making textiles factory where women made convict clothing and blankets. There were eight other female factories in the Australian convict settlements.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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