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Louisa's Walk

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Address: Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6229 8959
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Louisa's Walk is a piece of Strolling Theatre or Walking Play that takes...

Louisa's Walk is a piece of Strolling Theatre or Walking Play that takes you on a journey into the life of Louisa Ragan, an Irish convict, sent to Van Diemen's Land on a seven year sentence, in 1841, for stealing a loaf of bread. You walk with the actors as they tell Louisa's story. You will meet Louisa outside the famous Cascade Brewery building in South Hobart. You will walk through the beautiful Cascade Gardens along to the World Heritage listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site where Louisa was imprisoned. Once you enter those locked gates, they are shut behind you and you experience life in this harsh prison. You may laugh and you may cry but you will remember Louisa's story!

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Story well told part of our history. Actors fantastic playing multiple persons. Recommend to anyone visiting Hobart, life was certainly tough. Also make time to enjoy drink and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Story well told part of our history. Actors fantastic playing multiple persons. Recommend to anyone visiting Hobart, life was certainly tough. Also make time to enjoy drink and meal at brewery.

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Morphett Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We absolutely loved it. It was entertaining and historical and we learnt a lot about the early days.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Loved every part of this. Very different to any other tour and recommend this to everyone visiting hobart.

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1 Thank Daniel S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Previously titled 'Louisa's Walk', 'Her Story' is a compelling and well scripted drama of the life of convict women who arrived at the 'women's factory'. As you follow the drama you become immersed in the story and emotionally connected to 'Louisa' as she includes the participants in the drama. Although you are walking around an empty yard it is not... More 

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2 Thank maryloub66
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We did this walk a couple of years ago and often tell people who are visiting Hobart to do it. Louisa's walk transforms you to convict days in Hobart. She walks quite slowly as she takes you through the life of a convict and what they would experience when they first arrived in the colony. You think you know what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

These performance theatre history shows have captivated my kids - such a great way for them to learn and for adults too ! Highly recommended.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The concept is to involve everybody in the story of Loiuse who is a female convict transported to Tasmania. Through her experiences you learn about the plight of women who were sent to the Female Factory and look over the site remains. It is very cleverly conceived and delivered by the actors, and is a unique and enthralling experience.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was a great informative experience and insight of the conditions experienced by women convicts bought to Tasmania. The roleplaying of the two actors was unforgettable. This is a tour that should not be missed and we have recommended it to all our friends.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

well worth the tour, the couple who do the tour are amazing, tells the history of Louisa and what happens at the Female Factory also other tales which happened at the Female Factory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Really loved this experience, the actors were able to make you feel you were there, if you just visited the ruins on there own they wouldn't have meant much, this walk really gives you an idea of what it must have been like, definitely add this to your itinerary.

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