The Female Factory Online is the Parramatta Female Factory’s searchable database of the convicted and free individuals who were associated with this historic institution. The database is being constructed throughout 2017. Where available, the profile pages of individual convict women in this database include reports of criminal proceedings, fully transcribed. However, convict women were not the only people who spent time at this multi-purpose government institution between 1821 and c.1848. The young children of these convict women were born and, in many cases, died here, so they are also included in this database. Some free women who were patients in the Female Factory’s “lying in” hospital are likewise found among the fragmentary records of the Female Factory, as are the people who worked at the Female Factory.

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