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IT’S A RIOT this FRIDAY 27th October as we commemorate 196 years since Parramatta was in uproar when the convict women, hungry and fed up with the reduction in rations and their appalling living conditions, broke out of the Female Factory onto the streets of Parramatta town ’like Amazonian Banditi’.

You’re invited to join Parramatta Female Factory Friends to commemorate not only these starved women, but the thousands of female convicts and their children who suffered and endured the female convict system.

There are tours at 10am (sold out) and 1.30pm as well as a talk at 12.30pm, which can be booked online. The Ann Gordon Tea Room will also be offering coffee, tea, scones & refreshments, and the Friends Rooms will have displays, bric-a-brac and a model of the Female Factory. Plus, there will be a raffle with a great 1st prize and 10 prizes to be drawn at 3pm.

Do you have a female convict ancestor? If so, bring along your printed story so that she can be included in the collection for generations to come. If you’re not sure, drop into the Research Centre to get help making connections with your past.

Note: As a Registered Charity, all proceeds of the day will help the Parramatta Female Factory Friends continue with their vision in obtaining World Heritage for all, so we never forget the mothers of the Nation.

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