A new Dictionary of Sydney piece: Parramatta Girls’ Home

I wrote a pDoS logoiece on Parramatta Girls Home in my last weeks as project editor at the Dictionary of Sydney, and it’s been published here.

Parramatta Girls’ Home is only one of the institutions that has occupied the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, but it was an incredibly important part of the landscape of child welfare and women’s history in New South Wales. One of the great pleasures of my time working on the Find & Connect web resource was getting to know Bonney Djuric, the mainstay of Parragirls, and learning about the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project. This work is becoming ever more important as the site is a target for redevelopment.

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