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Gay Hendriksen — The Women of the Parramatta Female Factory

Gay Hendriksen 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.

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Meg and Tom Keneally — The Unmourned (Monsarrat Book 2)
Wed, 1 March 2017, 12:30-1:30pm
Join Meg and Tom Keneally, in conversation with Rosamund Burton, for a fascinating discussion of their new novel The Unmourned, in which Hugh Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney investigate the murder of the cruel and unpopular Parramatta Female Factory superintendent.
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