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It's a Riot at the Factory 2018

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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
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Great place to explore & learn more about the riots at PFF
Celebrate the day the women struck for their rights 191 years ago!

Commemorate the life & times of the Parramatta Female Factory Women by attending the Riot at the Factory on Friday 26th October 2018 between 10am - 3:00pm at the Cumberland Hospital, 5 Fleet Street North Parramatta.


It's estimated 1-7 Australians are descendants of the women of the Female Factory.

So, what was a convict female factory woman?

They were women who were simply convicts who were transported to Sydney for various reasons and had spent time in a convict female factory.

This may simply have been because they were not assigned at the docks on arrival or it may be because they committed a secondary offence in the colony.

Augustus Earle New. Image courtesy of the NLA


You can join a guided tour of the site with its beautiful sandstone buildings & hear the inspiring & touching stories of the women's lives, learn about their survival and legacy! I have been on one of these tours and if you are into Australian history, these tours are not to be missed!

Bicentenary Commemorative Wall. Image courtesy of Bob Cook, Wal Phelps and Ray Allen.


The flower wall. Image courtesy of Bob Cook, Wal Phelps and Ray Allen.


The long wall. Image courtesy of Bob Cook, Wal Phelps and Ray Allen.


Entry is a gold coin and you will need to book. Click Here to book your tickets.



Street parking only - free shuttle bus from Parramatta to Parramatta Leagues Club then it's a short walk up to Fennel St and left down to 5 Fleet St.

SCHEDULE


REGISTRATION 10:00
MORNING TOURS 11AM
TRADE TABLES ALL DAY
HERSTORY DISPLAY ALL DAY
VISIT THE BICENTENARY COMMEMORATIVE WALL
LUNCH 12:00pm - bring a picnic
HEAR THE WOMEN'S STORIES 1pm

There will be tea/coffee available all day.

Come help them celebrate & commemorate the Parramatta Riot. A day when the women "downed tools" and broke out for freedom into Parramatta Town in 1827!

For further information, you can follow them on www.facebook.com/parrafactory or visit their website at www.parramattafemalefactoryfriends.com.au
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Why? It will be a riot.
When: 10am to 3pm
Where: Cumberland Hospital, 5 Fleet Street North Parramatta
Cost: Gold coin
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Sounds a great day!
I will be going!
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