Female factories were a unique Australian response to the management of convict women, and one that reflects 19th century moral and penal philosophies. The Cascades Female Factory is important as the only remaining female factory with visual fabric and ruins remaining. Today it is possible to visit the Cascades Female Factory and take a guided tour of the site.
The Cascades Female Factory was included in the National Heritage List on 1 August 2007.
The Cascades Female Factory Yard 4 North was included in the National Heritage List on 4 August 2009.
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