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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