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.