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




VM image  Our annual event ‘Its a Riot’ is sharing the many stories of the women and the female factory.


                 WHAT:   RIOT DAY AT THE FACTORY!

                WHEN:      Friday 27th October 2017  

                                    10 am – 3pm

              WHERE:         Cumberland Hospital,

                                   Fleet Street, North Parramatta


There will be tours, exhibition and trade tables. Bring your own picnic and share the day with the ‘Friends’, the descendants and history lovers.

Image copyright VM2017.