Lovely, Lively, and Lamentably Loose
By Judith Dunn OAM, FPDHS
CRIME REPORTS FROM THE SYDNEY HERALD RELATING TO THE FEMALE FACTORY, PARRAMATTA, 1831-1835
Colonial Ladies gathers together crime reports of convict women sent to the Female Factory for secondary punishment and may be read in many different ways. Non-historians may dip into the pages lightly and be captivated by the bravado, humour, audacity, courage and strength of the women as they fight for survival and a measure of control over their own lives. Family historians may search for any snippet of information about their ancestors, or to understand the times, to slip one more piece of their family jigsaw into place. Historians and family historians alike, may wish to read for a greater depth of understanding of women’s place in society, social mores of the day, how authorities treated woman and how women reacted to that treatment.
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The 1827 Fight for Rights at the Parramatta Female Factory
By Gay Hendriksen
‘Amazonian Banditti,’ mob rule, or the solidarity of women standing up for their working and living rights? Read the book, discover the story and make up your own mind!
Conviction is the first book uncovering the 1827 events involving over 100 women in the Parramatta Female Factory. This event is considered by many as the first workers’ action recorded in Australian history.
Also included are lists of the convict women at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1827.
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