Save the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct
Petition to protect and preserve Parramatta Female Factory
It is a little known fact that the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is the location of Australia’s first purpose built convict establishment for women and children.
Completed in 1821, all convict women and children sent to NSW ended up there unless otherwise assigned. Since then, the site has also been home to the first government orphanage for Roman Catholic children — later occupied as the Industrial School for Girls, and the Parramatta Lunatic Asylum (today the Cumberland Hospital).
Despite this rich and important history, the Precinct has not been recognised as a National Heritage site. The Precinct has the potential to bring into our lives greater understandings of who we are as a people whilst acknowledging the significance it holds for women and the Forgotten Australians of its institutions.
Email Bonney Djuric if you are able to support making the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct a heritage centre on email@example.com
Please email Tanya Gadiel MP with matters relating to the petition for the protection and preservation of the precinct at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Petition to preserve Parramatta Female Factory Precinct (63.5 kB) application/pdf
Ms Bonney Djuric
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