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dec 7, 1829 - Twenty per cent of these first convicts were women. The majority of women convicts, and many free women seeking employment, were sent to the 'female factories' as unassigned women. The female factories were originally profit-making textile factories. The Parramatta Factory grew as an enclave for pregnant women and also served as an orphanage from the 1830s.

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THE CONVICTS OF AUSTRALIA- lotikeni kolo

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dec 7, 1829
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