Female Factory

Browse a list of biographies currently available on the men, women, and children buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta who were connected in some way to the Parramatta Female Factories. [More essays coming soon]

Sarah Bell: Female Factory Matron

Elizabeth Bennett: The Baker’s Wife

Josephine Mercelin: Convicts, Slaves, and the Global Entanglements of New South Wales and Mauritius


This mini collection on the Female Factory, designed and edited by Dr. Michaela Ann Cameron, is part of the larger “Old Parramattans” collection supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Collection Designer, Editing, Multimedia and PublishingMichaela Ann Cameron.

Authors: Michaela Ann Cameron, Jennifer McLaren, Briony Neilson

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