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The seat and three trees commemorate the centenary of the National Council of Women of Tasmania (NCWT). The site also commemorates the work of NCWT to save the Female Factory from demolition and have it preserved as a heritage site. 

The National Council of Women (NCWT) of Tasmania was founded in 1899, in response to an invitation from the Countess of Aberdeen (then President of the International Council of Women) for Tasmania to be represented at the International Council of Women Congress in London that year.

The NCWT is apolitical, non-sectarian, umbrella organisation for a large and diverse number of affiliated Tasmanian women's groups. NCWT works to provide a combined voice for all groups working for women and their families on the issues affecting their lives. Since its inception, NCWT has supported a wide range of social reform activities, including suffrage, health and education.


Address:Degraves Street, Opposite Female Factory Site, South Hobart, 7004
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.894331
Long: 147.298835
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1899
Approx. Event End Date:1999


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th May, 1999
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This seat and the three trees commemorate the centenary of

The National Council Of Women Of Tasmania Inc.
19 May 1999

The three gleditsias represent the NCWT's colours : 
Purple for the courage of women
Gold for the worth of women
Green for the hope of women in a sustainable future

This site commemorates the continuing work of NCWT
over 40 years to save the Female Factory from demolition
and to have it recognized as a significant heritage site.


Source: MA
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