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Range of solitary cells erected at the Female Factory at Parramatta [cartographic material] : accompanying plans and estimates of buildings proposed by Captn. Maconochie, R.N. / [drafted with corrections by] H.H. Lugard, Lt. R.E. ; [originally designed by Francis Greenway]
Bib ID 4611336
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Maconochie, Alexander, 1787-1860
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:240], 20 feet to an inch (E 151°00'/S 33°48') 
Printer (John Arrowsmith, Lithog.)
Description [London] : James & Luke J., Hansard Printers ; Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 June, 1841 
1 map of 3 sections : col. ; 44.5 x 74 cm. on sheet 48.7 x 76.4 cm. 
Series

Parliamentary paper (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons) ; 412 (1841)

Full contents
  • Sections on map: Side elevation of cells 72 [and] Elevation of Keeper's House
  • Ground Floor of cells 36 [and] Keeper's House, ground floor
  • 1st & 2nd floor's cells, 18 each [and] Keeper's House upper floor.
  • Ancillary section: Transverse section through a range of cells erected at the Female Factory, Parramatta. Scale [1:60], 5 feet to an inch.
 
Notes

This plan is basically the 1821 remodelled Female Factory that was first set up in 1796 at Parramatta. The plan features only those revisions to the original design around 1839-1840 drawn by Royal Engineer H.H. Lugard. Those revisions involved the construction of a set of solitary cells. This was probably due to increasing convict unrest as a result of massive overcrowding at the Parramatta facility. Alexander Maconochie, a penal reformer far ahead of his times, who had in March 1840 taken up the appointment as commandant of the penal colony on Norfolk Island, then a brutally run gulag, used the updated plans of the Parramatta Female Factory that provided correction through solitary confinement to support his own proposal for a similarly designed prison on Norfolk Island. Major George Barney in his letter to the Colonial Secretary dated Feb. 20, 1840 compares both maps in terms of costs to support Maconochie in his endeavour before the British House of Commons (see ref. below).

"412"

At top right corner of the sheet: Correspondence relative to Secondary punishment 2.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232459237

Cited In

HC session 1, 1841; v. 17., p. 40-42.

Subjects Greenway, Francis, 1777-1837 -- Designs and plans.  |  Parramatta Female Factory (N.S.W.) -- Designs and plans.  |  Reformatories for women -- New South Wales -- Parramatta -- Designs and plans.  |  Parramatta (N.S.W.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Designs and plans.
Time Coverage 1839-1840 
Other authors/contributors Lugard, H. H  |  Barney, George, 1792-1862  |  Greenway, Francis, 1777-1837  |  Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
Also Titled

Title of inset: Transverse section through a range of cells erected at the Female Factory, Parramatta.

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