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Louisa's Walk

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Address: Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | 140 Cascade Road, Hobart, Tasmania, 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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Brings history to life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I did this walk today and it was an emotional journey taking me through anger, sadness and laughter. Louisa took us through her journey from being arrested for stealing a loaf of bread to her eventual freedom in Australia. Unfortunately Louisa's Walk will be finishing in May so if you want to do this walk be quick... More 

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Thirroul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and historically accurate this street theatre was one of the best afternoons we've spent on our trip around Oz. Would highly recommend it.

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scotland
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15 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just adding to all the excellent comments and reviews but also to say that this tour really engages children as well as adults- highly recommended

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We really enjoyed this strolling play about the true story of a convict woman before and after being transported to Van Diemen's Land. It starts at the Cascade Brewery and continues through the park where various scenes take place. It then goes inside the Cascade Female Factory. On the return to the brewery, the actors reveal their names, Chris and... More 

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Gunnedah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a wonderful experience for us. The actors made the whole thing come to life. The whole experience is. 2 hours and the time just flies because it is such a wonderful wonderful "tour" Anyone interested in Tasmania's convict times should do this tour. So interesting and so informative. Highly recommend

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Longreach, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Louisa's walk is just the most outstanding tour I've ever experienced. Be prepared to be taken on an amazing historical journey that will delight all the senses as the wonderful actors deliver the story. I laughed and I cried and I was totally enlightened as to our nations harsh convict past. Please do not visit Hobart without doing this tour.... More 

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