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Join Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts and historian Gay Hendriksen as she shares some of the extraordinary stories of the women who worked in the Parramatta Female Factory.

An estimated 5000 convict women went though the Parramatta Female Factory. The Colonial Government might have thought they owned them, but their life experiences and personal convictions led to the first workers action in Australia, the 1827 riot. Discover what the women’s lives were like and find out more about  this little known event that helped shape Australia’s history.

When: Tuesday 14 March 2017, 12:30-1:30pm.
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Cost: Free – No bookings requited.
Contact: 02 9262 7300 or

Image courtesy Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts.