Who were the women of the Female Factory? where did they come from?
Convict Bonnets 'Roses from the Heart' Tasmanian based artist Christina Henri invites people throughout the world to make a bonnet tribute to commemorate the value of a convict woman's life.
The children of the Orphanage and Girls Industrial School/HomeSettlement; Factory Above the Gaol;
A contact register and support network for former Parramatta Girls - information on support services and welfare files.Where you can obtain records for: Convicts; Asylum; Orphanage; Industrial School; Parramatta Girls Home
How to get there; Self Guide Tour;
Glengarriff Museum; Site Map
Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is located in the heart of Western Sydney about 3kls north of the Parramatta CBD on approximately 56 acres of land bounded by the Parramatta River, Fleet Street, New Street and the Parramatta Gaol.
It is among the most significant historic sites in Australia and has been in continuous use as a place of confinement since 1821. The institutions of the Female Factory Precinct include:
Today many of historical buildings and structures of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct are threatened with demolition by neglect.
Unlike other convict sites, the Precinct is off limits to tourists and other visitors who would like to see this remarkable site.
This is a situation we'd like to change, but we need your help to do so.
If like us you feel strongly about Australia's history and heritage we urge you to read the information in the About Us section and act now in saving this site as a major cultural and heritage tourism destination.
PFFP Memory Project - Trace, Place, Identity
The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project brings together artists, academics, historians, writers and researchers with former occupants in a social history and contemporary art project to examine its history, heritage and legacy, to document and record the issues and experiences of people who have experienced institutional ‘care' and encourage community engagement with the site. Auspiced by Manning Clark House, Canberra, and funded through Arts NSW the PFFP Memory Project aims to activate the site as a creative hub for Western Sydney.