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I was a ward of the state. The horrors of the Parramatta Girls' Home were legendary

The Conversation (Parramatta)


According to this article, the Australian government has recently announced it will nominate the Parramatta Female Factory for World Heritage listing.

However, a call is also being made for the entire site on which the convict-era Parramatta Female Factory (built in 1821) stands to be nominated for World Heritage listing.

The argument is that other notorious institutions have existed on the site:

“This precinct is by no means merely a relic of the convict era. Only 15 years ago, part of the site was a women’s prison. And from 1887 to 1974, it housed the notorious Parramatta Girls’ Home” writes Jacqueline Z. Wilson.

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