'Greenway Female Factory at Parramatta NSW', undated [RAHS Collection]

Female Factory at Parramatta NSW, undated [RAHS Collection]

Common to most of the female convicts transported to New South Wales was time spent at the Female Factory, Parramatta. Originally above a gaol, then in a purpose built complex, its purpose was to provide a refuge and a workplace for unassigned convict women. Through the Female Factory we gain an insight into the lives of female convicts – work, motherhood, rebellion and punishment.

Click here to read ‘Convict Women in the Female Factories of New South Wales’ written by RAHS President, Associate Professor Carol Liston.

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