Event held on July 03

Convict Ladies of the Female Factory Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

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Event runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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The convict women who lived and worked in the Parramatta Female Factory are revealed in the exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage Museum. The Female Factory Story with Reverend Samuel Marsden and his quest for better conditions for the convict women. He performed marriage ceremonies for Parramatta Female Factory women at St John's church and baptised many of their children. He was influenced by Elizabeth Fry who tirelessly worked for prison reform in England. Volunteer guides of Parramatta and District Historical Society personally conduct Heritage and Historical tours of the furnished cottage and exhibition, and bring the life and times of people from the pages of history vividly into today's reality. Come to Hambledon Cottage Museum, Gregory Place, Parramatta by ferry, bus, train or car. Open Thursday to Sunday from 11am every week. Free parking in the grounds. Entry Cost Adult $8 - Lucas Gallery exhibition is included with guided tour of Hambledon Cottage Museum Open Thursday to Sunday Child $2 - Connections exhibition in Lucas Gallery is included in guided tour of Hambledon Cottage Museum. Concession $6 - Connections Exhibition is included in guided tour of Hambledon Cottage Museum.