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The Parramatta Female Factory is delighted to present ‘Its A Riot 2019’– celebrating the lives of the Parramatta Female Factory Women who broke free and fought for our rights 192 years ago!

Immerse yourself in this wonderful Colonial gem that is the Parramatta Female Factory and enjoy all the activities that make this such a great day out. Visit our new ‘Friends Rooms’ at the Female Factory and discover more about the female factory and the lives of the women.


Saturday 26 October Schedule | 

| 9:30am Registration

| 10:00am Welcome and honouring the Female Factory Women

| 10:15am Key note speaker – Babette Smith – Flesh on the Bones – female convicts and family history

| 11:15am Cate Whitaker – Elizabeth Fry and life in Britain for the female factory women

| 12:00pm Lunch – BYO picnic

| 12:30pm Female Factory Tours

| 2:00pm Descendants share their female factory ancestor’s journeys

| 3:00 close


All day activities from 10:00am to 3:00pm: ‘History Herstory Our Story’ exhibition, female factory history information, trade tables, tea/coffee and light refreshments.

Entry | Gold coin donation



Venue & Time |

Sat, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Parramatta Female Factory

North Parramatta NSW



| Babette Smith Keynote Seminar

| Cate Whittaker talk

| Tours