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.

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...
The Female Orphan School, Rydalmere

The Female Orphan School, Rydalmere

On 13 May 1787, the First Fleeters sailed from Portsmouth Harbour with 1530 officials and their wives, marines and their wives, the ships’ crews, male and female convicts. Included also were children  (more…)

North Parramatta – A Brief History

North Parramatta – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of North Parramatta. Source: Six Maps

North Parramatta is a residential suburb located approximately 1 kilometre north of Parramatta and 1 kilometre west of Dundas. Some of the streets which form its boundaries include Victoria Road, Pennant Street, (more…)

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