Report on Female Factory

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
5 April 1843


It will be recollected that some few months since, a Government Order was issued for the re-assignment of female prisoners from the Factory; and it would appear from a comparison of the numbers lodged in the Factory at Parramatta, on the 1st of March and 1st of April, that many assignments to the country have taken place. The total number of women in that prison on the former date was 794, and on the latter 654, showing a decrease of 140. The number of children on the former date was 180, and on the latter 182. The following is the official statement of the Female Factory, Parramatta, on the 1st of April, 1843: — Under colonial sentence, 70; not under colonial sentence, 554; in hospital, 24; in solitary confinement, 6; confined by order of the matron, 9; total number of women, 654; total number of children, 182.

See Original: “FEMALE FACTORY,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 5 April 1843, p.2