Female Factory Seminar at the NAA

As part of the exhibition Women Transported – Life in Australia’s Convict Female Factories I gave a talk at the National Archives of Australia, Follow this link for the full presentation:


2SER shares some of the factory story

Lately with the current civil actions 2SER took an interest in what is known as the female factory riot. If you know about a female factory woman who was in the factory in October 1827 they may have been involved. This as the first known workers action in Australia. Follow this link to hear a little more about it:


If you have a female factory ancestor who was a part of this action feel free to share her story here in ‘the yard’

In the Yard – Female Factories Forum

Welcome to the Parramatta Female Factories Forum.

This is the place for all kinds of conversations about female factories, particularly Parramatta. If you have a female factory ancestor – the women, or staff or perhaps ancestors born at the factory then this is the place to share your connection. perhaps you are just passionate about this part of Australian History and these women’s stories then we want to hear from you. perhaps you have news about the current factory sites or you have a connection to the other 12 related female factory sites your conversation is welcome.

This is an informal conversation site, like a back yard or perhaps one of the factory yards.

Don’t forget to check out the female factory story focus on this site for insights into the life of one of the women.

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