Children’s Day connects past to present

Whirly daisies for PFFP Children's Day 2014-001Some of Marily Cintra’s whirly daisies made from recycled plastic bottles stand in front of a life size photo from  a former Irish institution for children.

Preparations are well in hand for Children’s Day, Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11am to 4pm, at Kamballa, 1 Fleet Street, Parramatta. Organisers of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project invite families to come with their children.

Come join us for a fun filled family event connecting past to present at the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct. All activities are suitable for primary school aged children

          CREATE                 Art & Craft activities

          LISTEN                  Talking Circles – Parramatta’s flying foxes, Indigenous culture & bush tucker

            LEARN                   How to make a raised garden bed or a whirly daisy from recycled materials

            CONNECT            Past to present at this historic site in remembering children who once lived here.

 Built as an orphanage in 1844 this child welfare institution was once ‘home’ to generations of children who are referred to today as the Forgotten Australians.

Children’s Day brings together families to remember the children of the orphanage and others separated from their families and will include a ceremonial planting of a Memorial Garden by Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales.

Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a free sausage sizzle. Vegetarian food available.

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