It’s a Riot – Parramatta Female Factory

Written by on 21 September 2019

Saturday 26 October 2019 – the 192nd Anniversary of the 1827 Parramatta Female Factory Riot

Join the Parramatta Female Factory Friends in a celebration of the lives of the Female Factory women & commemorate the 1827 Parramatta Factory Riot of 192 years ago when the convict women, forced to take action due to their living & working conditions, broke out for freedom pouring forth “like bees from a hive”… into Parramatta Town.

This is an opportunity to visit this significant Governor Macquarie & Francis Greenway site once home to at least 5000 of the 24,960 convict women transported “beyond the seas” & from whom an estimated 1-5 to 1-7 Australians are descended.

Visit the Bicentenary Commemorative Wall, hear the inspiring & touching stories of the women’s lives, learn about their survival and legacy and much more! Activities include a display of site history and individual women’s stories, trade tables as well as talks and site tours.


What: IT’S A RIOT!
When: Saturday 26 October 2019 Open: 9.30am – 3pm.
Where: Parramatta Female Factory site at Cumberland Hospital,
5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
Entry: Gold coin donation Talks and Tour Bookings Essential.

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