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Female Factory, Parramatta

The majority of women convicts were engaged in the manufacture of wool and linen at the Female Factory. A smaller number were employed as hospital nurses and midwives, as servants to officers, and in caring for orphans

Webinar: Parramatta Female Factory

Join social history curator and writer Gay Hendriksen and Emily Hanna for a conversation about the history of the Female Factory and the records that tell their stories