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Walk With Me ‘SOLD OUT’

Walk With Me – ‘SOLD OUT’

3 July 2022  |  3:00 PM  |  Cascades Female Factory  |  $15

Honouring the voices of women, at the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory.

Experience the stirring power of women’s voices as they sing in harmony, honouring the spirits of those who have gone before us, remembering and reflecting on the experiences of women who have often been lost to history. The first nation women whose roots run deep with unbroken connection to country and culture and those who were transported to the colonial Female Factory at Cascades, South Hobart.

Songs of love, loss, hope and freedom will take you on a visceral journey through history alongside the women who are creating the stories of today. 

Cascades Female Factory tells the story of the dispossession, mistreatment and forced migration of convict women and girls, and their contribution to colonisation throughout the history of colonial Australia to the present day. The Historic Site aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the largely untold story of female convicts sent to Australia. It is the most significant site associated with female convicts in the country.

Now a World Heritage-listed site, over 7,000 female convicts spent time, and over 2,000 babies were born within the walls.

The site also contains the original grave of  Trukanini, a Nununi woman from lunawuni whose remains were tragically dug up by the Royal Society two years after her original burial at Cascades Female Factory in 1876. After resilient campaigning from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, one hundred years after her death, Trukanini was finally set free and her ashes were scattered in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, near her homeland.

Today, the location of her original grave is represented by the planting of a stringy bark tree and, when fully grown, will be transported back to her home on Bruny Island.

We invite muka nawnta, Stowaway Lass, Nourish Womens Choir and Hobart Harmony to share their stories through song. We encourage you to dress warmly for this performance and take the time to absorb the history and stories of this World Heritage-listed location. Fire pots will be lit and limited seating will be available. You are welcome to bring a camping chair.


muka nawnta

muka nawnta means Salt Water Sisters in palawa kani and is a collective of first nations women living in Lutruwita. Merinda Sainty (Pakana), Jude Reid (Tainui) and Jodi Haines (Gomeroi) come together to liyini milaythina rrala (sing Country strong). 

Stowaway Lass

Stowaway Lass is a three-piece female acoustic ensemble, born of a call that binds women together to share strengths, sorrows and stories through the power of song. Their timeless repertoire of contemporary covers and originals resonates with anyone who has plunged deep into the vast oceans of life.   

Stowaway Lass will stir your emotions, touch your soul and remain as whispers on the wind long after the tide has carried them away. 

Nourish Womens Choir

Nourish is a dynamic choir singing contemporary and world music in New Town since 2009. Directed by Betsy Hanson, Nourish sing at many festivals and events around Tasmania. Their rehearsals are nourishing, hilarious and full of connection.

Hobart Harmony

Hobart Harmony, Tasmania’s only Sweet Adelines Chorus, is made up of 60 women committed to the art of a cappella performance. Singing four part arrangements of classic and modern songs in both barbershop and contemporary styles, performed with energy and flair.



Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Event Partner

Images courtesy of Cascades Female Factory and Tasmanian Archive: NS1013/1/46. Main image features Stowaway Lass.

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COVID - 19 Information

Feeling unwell?
Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. It is in the interest of all to stay at home if you have any flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Please review our COVID-19 Ticketing Terms and Conditions here if you are unable to attend for this reason. 

Face masks:
While face masks are not mandatory at any FOV events, you are more than welcome to choose to wear one. Free medical face masks will be available at this event venue entrance upon request. 

Physical Distancing:
This is a free-standing. Please be mindful of physically distancing from others when moving through the event space and when viewing the performance. 

Hand hygiene:
Sanitiser will be provided at this venue. Please use thoughtfully.