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Bicentennial Dedication & Commemoration: World Heritage Site Female Factory 

HISTORY, HER STORY, OUR STORY

Celebrating the women and children of the Female Factory, Parramatta

History, Her Story, Our Story is a dedication, commemoration and celebration of the Parramatta Female Factory Women and the bicentennial of the laying of the first stone of the factory, by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. 

Events include: dedication and reflection, commemoration of the lives of the female factory women and celebration of their contributions to Australian history and our lives in contemporary Australia. It will be an historic event! The dedication ceremony will be led by Professor the Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO. This will also include a number of speakers including patrons Tom and Meg Keneally and female factory descendants of the women and staff.

You are invited to bring along a posie or short message to include as part of the ceremony after the commemorative wall is unveiled.

   

The Bicentennial Dedication is the key event in this suite of events held at 1:00pm, 7th of July 2018.

From 10am to 3:30pm the day includes:

  • Herstory displays & storytelling

  • Talks program including Tom and Meg Keneally, Babette Smith, Heather Garnsey, Carol Liston, Gail Davis and Patrick Dodd (limited numbers)

  • Colonial crafts & trade tables

  • Archaeology displays

  • Historical re-enactments

  • Factory stories shared

  • Traditional Irish and Scottish music,

  • Family activities

Well, perhaps not frightful, but certain windy and chilly and we need some warming up! Windsor has just what you need. Food, Warming and Glorious Food! So check out our 'eat street'.

   

 

Yummy hot soups, hot brekkie and hot, gorgeous breads! George Street is Windsor's 'eat street'-- from the top of The Mall to the foot of George, you'll find filling and flavourful foods. . . gluten-free, if you wish, rich and thick stews, spicy Chinese menu and desserts to die for. We love them all in winter.

     Delicious Pizza and Pastas at the top of The Mall

 

 

    Breads, Breads, and yummy sweets at Le Pain -- Windsor's new French Bakery & Cafe at the top of The Mall.

 

  Spicy Prawns with noodles at our favourite Chinese Restaurant -- It is a big restaurant with seating for your entire family, the neighbour's children and all your friends as well. Great options on the menu and plenty of them! Take away is very popular!

 

   Zazu Cafe will make your day with a hearty Aussie breakfast -- a gorgeous burger for lunch, or, you can mix it up with an enticing Lebanese dish.

l  Sushi near the iconic Paddlewheel -- it's Wondersushi

 

 

 Special teas and terrific coffee at Lime & Coconut, maybe a purchase of honey for your tea at home. A healthy breakfast gets the day off to a good start, even if it is cold!

 

In keeping with the theme of brrrrr winter. . . The George Street Loft is planning it's next Locals Dinner with music for late July. Wonderful winter rustic foods -- great for the soul and the body!

 

 Make your way to 'eat street' in Windsor. Chase away the chilly blues!