Female Factory Nicknames

A growing list of nicknames given to the Parramatta Female Factory by the wordsmiths who penned the “Police Reports” columns in various contemporary newspapers. Copy and paste a particular nickname into THE FEMALE FACTORY ONLINE’s “Search” box to find an example of the nickname being used.

  • Gordon House
  • Gordon’s Aviary
  • Gordon’s Dancing Academy
  • Gordon’s house of call
  • Gordon’s infallible remedy
  • Gordon’s Magazine des modes
  • Gordon’s Refectory
  • Gordon’s School
  • Gordon’s Snuggery
  • Gordon’s Taming Cage
  • Mrs Gordon’s Lodge
  • Mrs Gordon’s Retreat
  • Mrs Gordon’s School for Servants
  • Mrs Gordon’s School of Reform
  • Mrs Gordon’s Seclusion
  • Mrs Gordon’s Seminary
  • Mrs Gordon’s Villa
  • The Absolutionary
  • The Nunnery
  • The Parramatta Conservatory
  • The Parramatta School of Reform
  • The Penitentiary
  • The Receptacle for Bolters
  • The Villa