Events, Tours & Talks

The Friends:
  • Run Special events. Our annual celebration is the iconic ‘It’s a Riot’ Day. This is a day for members to gather, visitors to explore the site on our tours and descendants to catch up with each other and share information. The day also includes a key note speaker event with well known history identities who share connections to the factory including Babette Smith, Tom and Meg Keneally and Alisdair McGregor
  • Provide booked tours of the Parramatta Female Factory. Our guides specialize in the stories of the women and the place which is the earliest surviving convict women’s site in Australia
  • Talk to community organisations on different topics relating to the Parramatta Female Factory and the Female Factory System as well as related topics