Parramatta Hospital for the Insane, c.1900 , formerly the female factory for convicts. Parramatta. N.S.W Australia.

Parramatta Hospital for the Insane, c.1900 , formerly the female factory for convicts. Parramatta. N.S.W Australia.

'Gipps' third Class Female Factory, Parramatta. Children were allowed to remain with their mothers at the Factory until they reached the age of four years at which time they were sent to Orphan Schools thereafter all contact with their children was lost until their release and often times longer depending on their circumstances. With the influx of female immigrants from the 1830s onwards, the Orphan School became too crowded to accept ‘Factory’ children and an Infant school was established.

'Gipps' third Class Female Factory, Parramatta. Children were allowed to remain with their mothers at the Factory until they reached the age of four years at which time they were sent to Orphan Schools thereafter all contact with their children was lost until their release and often times longer depending on their circumstances. With the influx of female immigrants from the 1830s onwards, the Orphan School became too crowded to accept ‘Factory’ children and an Infant school was established.

Transverse Section through a Range of Cells erected at the Female Factory, Parramatta 1837

Transverse Section through a Range of Cells erected at the Female Factory, Parramatta 1837

Female penitentiary or factory, Parramatta

Female penitentiary or factory, Parramatta


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Female factory, Parramatta, Illustrated Sydney News, 3 Oct 1889

Female factory, Parramatta, Illustrated Sydney News, 3 Oct 1889

Parramatta Female Factory Rules and Regulations booklet. N.S.W. Australia

Parramatta Female Factory Rules and Regulations booklet. N.S.W. Australia

Australia's first Female Factory, the Factory above the Gaol was located in what is now Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta, New South Wales. It was a simple log walled and thatched roof construction built in 1796 and used primarily as a place of confinement for convict re-offenders. The original construction burnt down and was replaced with a two storey stone building in 1802. This building was also damaged in a fire and again rebuilt in 1804 during Governor King's administration.

Australia's first Female Factory, the Factory above the Gaol was located in what is now Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta, New South Wales. It was a simple log walled and thatched roof construction built in 1796 and used primarily as a place of confinement for convict re-offenders. The original construction burnt down and was replaced with a two storey stone building in 1802. This building was also damaged in a fire and again rebuilt in 1804 during Governor King's administration.

Female Factory main building. Paramatta, sydney. Elizabeth and Edwyn Statham who were the last to take up senior positions. The Stathams remained on when the Factory was proclaimed a lunatic asylum. Assistant matrons appointed to the second and third class, were often soldier's wives with monitoresses and other staff usually inmates.

Female Factory main building. Paramatta, sydney. Elizabeth and Edwyn Statham who were the last to take up senior positions. The Stathams remained on when the Factory was proclaimed a lunatic asylum. Assistant matrons appointed to the second and third class, were often soldier's wives with monitoresses and other staff usually inmates.

parramatta female factory precinct images - Google Search

parramatta female factory precinct images - Google Search

Photo: @Evan Smith (Twitter) - The famous Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross, Sydney Australia.

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Photo: @Evan Smith (Twitter) - The famous Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross, Sydney Australia.

The Sé Cathedral of Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. Located in Old Goa, India, the largest church in India[citation needed] is dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the oldest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa and is one of the largest churches in Asia

The Sé Cathedral of Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. Located in Old Goa, India, the largest church in India[citation needed] is dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the oldest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa and is one of the largest churches in Asia

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