On Sunday 21st February 2021 the Parramatta Female Factory Friends & the community will commemorate the day 109 convict women and 71 children were moved under military escort from the ‘old ‘ factory above the gaol on Gaol Green to the ‘new’ Governor Lachlan Macquarie commissioned Factory where another chapter in female convict history began.
There will be a re-enactment walk from Prince Alfred Square to 5 Fleet Street. The arrival of the walkers will mark the beginning of the commemoration.
A reflection, honouring the convict women, will take place at the Parramatta Female Factory Commemorative Wall and will be followed by the debut performance of a specially commissioned song suite by renowned musicians, Cliona Molins and Rosie McDonald.
Parramatta Female Factory Friends invite you to join us at the Factory site at for this special occasion, when we will commemorate the lives of the Female Factory women. Registration opens at 10.30am for 11:00am start.