The Parramatta Female Factory and Midwives – a brief introduction.

The Parramatta Female Factory and Midwives – a brief introduction.

Female penitentiary or factory, Parramata , New South Wales, Augustus Earle, National Library of Australia

The First Female Factory – 1800 – 1820.
The first Female Factory, built in 1804 was located above the Parramatta gaol and was on the space that is now Prince Alfred Square. The top floor was meant to give a safe place as well a location to work for unassigned convict women.

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200 years of the Female Factory

200 years of the Female Factory

North Parramatta, Female Factory, ‘Sleeping Ward’, built c.1825. Photograph: Peter Arfanis, City of Parramatta.

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2018 marks the bicentenary of the largest and oldest surviving convict women’s site in Australia: the Parramatta Female Factory.

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Parramatta Female Factory and Insane Asylum

Parramatta Female Factory & Asylum: history of the site Parramatta Female Factory History The Cumberland Precinct in North Parramatta is home to some of the most significant heritage sites in New South Wales. Most of it has been under continuous occupation by...
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