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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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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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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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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a wonderful way to learn about the history of the women's prison here in Hobart. Took friends who came to visit from interstate and they loved it as much as we did. The actors are wonderful, and the walk is easy and most informative. Highly recommend the tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

beautiful place and surrounds. We arrived just on dusk. The site of the old brewery fully lit up was extraordinary.

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Yandina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was the best walking tour I have ever been on. This was an interactive theatrical play telling the story of women convicts from the time of sentencing to their incarceration and maltreatment in Australia. Played out as we walked from the Cascade brewery to the Female Factory. Highly recommend this interesting and entertaining tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I had the pleasure of being probably one of the last few hundred people to go on this walking tour. The era and the story was magnificently executed from the exceptional confines of the cascade park to the heartbreaking structure of the female factory. The couple, Chris and Judith, did a wonderful job of bringing to life the tale of... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've been to live history productions in Dublin and London. Louisa's Walk is up there amongst the best that I've experienced. It's a compelling two hours. Brilliantly and powerfully acted, eloquently written, it's a wonderful way of seeing how convict women were sentenced, transported and treated in their new colonial home. Just wonderful!

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Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a really fun, interactive way of bringing the stories to life - much more so than simply reading the plaques along the way. The actors were passionate and professional. Louisa's story will stay with me for a long time.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You will smile and cry as you are transported back to the 19th Century in Sth Hobart at the Female Factory. Two brilliant actors transport you on an imaginary journey to experience our history. Beautifully portrayed by two talented Australians. A must do activity!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a must do for anyone wanting to know more about the dark past of colonial Tasmania. The performances of our actors were excellent, how touching the situations the characters were placed in, and the harrowing history of Tassie's past. Walk back in time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Louisa's walk really brought the history of the female convicts in Tasmania to life. So many men here = needed females. A great contrast to port Arthur's men's settlement. Great actors make you laugh and bring tears to your eyes as they make you empathise with characters from mid 1800s all the way from London to life in Hobart's female... More 

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Address: Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6229 8959
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Hobart
Average Prices: USD 13 - 13

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