Convict Women

I did a bit of sorting today and came across another old essay from university: HIST101 - Foundations of Australian Society. In it, we had to analyse the statement by historian Deborah Oxley and use specific evidence from Babette Smith's A Cargo of Women to support or refute it. This is, by no means, a comprehensive... Continue Reading →

Parramatta Female Factory: we need it!

I envy those countries where the leaders and decision-makers value their heritage and history. Unfortunately, Australia does not fall into that category. The Parramatta Female Factory, where so many of our female ancestors started their colonial life, was in serious danger of being turned over to developers. It appears to have had a reprieve, but... Continue Reading →

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