HCNSW member organisation, the Parramatta Female Factory are excited to invite you to their very special event!
The History Council of NSW acknowledges & supports International Women’s Day & Parramatta Female Factory Petition to UNESCO World Heritage to recognise the Parramatta Female Factory as an internationally significant women’s site.
When | Saturday, 7th March 2020 at 9:30am to 12 noon.
Where | Parramatta Female Factory, 5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta, NSW 2151.
Gold Coin Donation.
At this event, the women of the earliest female convict site in Australia will be commemorated in a dedication ceremony followed by the presentation of the UNESCO World Heritage Petition of 10,000 signatures for Federal Parliament to Ms Julie Owens MP by the Friends and Patrons Meg Keneally & Tom Keneally AO.
A Commemoration and Dedication Ceremony will commence at 10am. The Friend’s Rooms will be open from 10:45.
There will be booked Tours of the site at 11:00am.
The Parramatta Female Factory is a most significant National Heritage site and a crucible of Australian history. It is the earliest and most intact female convict site in Australia and therefore a site of World Heritage potential. It must be conserved into the future. Now, with the collection of over 10.000 signatures for our Petition, the Parramatta Female Factory Friends, supported by the local and wider community, are seeking UNESCO World Heritage Listing for this site.