The Convict Women's Press Inc. was formed in 2010 as a not-for-profit book publishing association. CWP publish books about female convicts, particularly those written by members of the Female Convicts Research Centre Inc.
New email address and website:
Convict Women's Press Inc. now have a new email address and can be contacted at email@example.com
Please visit their new website and online shop at: http://www.convictwomenspress.com.au
Launch of Repression, Reform & Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory
Repression, Reform and Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory tells the story of the Cascades site: its beginnings as a whiskey distillery, through its grim time as a prison for female convicts, then as an institution for poor and unfortunate people ranging from orphans to lunatics and the elderly. From 1905 it was used for activities such as tennis and making aloe boxes and wine, but from 1977 the crumbling ruins were protected and restored. Today the Female Factory is a World Heritage site, popular with tourists and greatly prized for its historic importance.
Repression, Reform and Resilience: a history of the Cascades Female Factory is compiled by Female Convicts Research Centre members and edited by Alison Alexander.