An estimated one in five Australians has an ancestor who spent time in a convict female factory, but very little material survives from these women. Their contribution has been largely ignored, yet they are the ‘mothers of the nation’ – women with grit who survived the dire conditions of late 18th and early 19th century colonial Australia.
Monday, 18 May 2009
Life in Australia's Convict Female Factories
If you're in Sydney this is a must see exhibition!