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It's a Riot


Fri 27 Oct 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Parramatta Female Factory, Fleet Street, North Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: trevorp04

190th Anniversary of the 1827 Factory Riot. The day when the convict women 'downed tools' and broke out for freedom into Parramatta Town! This celebration and commemoration of the 1827 Parramatta Factory Riot is a rare opportunity to explore this glorious Governor Macquarie and Francis Greenway site, once home to at least 5000 of the 24, 960 convict women transported "beyond the seas" and from whom as estimated 1–5 to 1–7 Australians are descended.

Join a guided tour of the site with its beautiful sandstone buildings, hear the inspiring and touching stories of the women's lives, learn about their survivak and legacy and much more! Trade tables and displays include models of the factory site 1818-1838; site history and women's stories as well as archaeology from the recent North Parramatta site dig by Casey and Lowe [Archaeology and Heritage] Bookings essential for tours 10:30am and 1:30pm.

Shuttle Bus from Parramatta to Parramatta Leagues Club, short walk up to Fennel Street and walk down to second gate on left in Fleet Street. Off street parking only and limited.

"A Jewel in the Crown of Colonial Parramatta"

A rare and significant Heritage site for all Australians.

The first Female Factory built in Australia and the model for others located around the country.