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06-May-2016
06-May-2016

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Part of the original wall of the Female Factory was acquired to commemorate the International Women`s Year in 1975.

The United Nations (UN) designated 1975 as International Women’s Year, organizing a world conference in Mexico City on the status of women. The conference established a set of goals for countries to attain over the next ten years in order to advance women’s rights around the world. The UN further designated the decade from 1976-1985 as the United Nations Decade for Women. In 1980 the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women gathered in Copenhagen to review the progress of the goals set in 1975, and in 1985 the World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the UN Decade for Women convened in Nairobi. These conferences were attended by government representatives, while representatives of NGOs gathered simultaneously at related conferences.

Location

Address:Degraves Street, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, South Hobart, 7004
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.894168
Long: 147.298977
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1975
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Female Factory Site
Established Circa 1827
       To
The Convict Women Of Tasmania
This Site Of Which
The Wall Is An Original Part
Was Acquired By The National
Trust To Commemorate
International Women`s Year
      1975

 

Source: MA
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