National Heritage Assessment
This consultation closed on 23 September 2016. Documents remain available for reference only.
The Australian Heritage Council is seeking to recognise the key role that benevolent and care institutions have had in Australia’s history. The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, including the Roman Catholic Orphan School and Parramatta Girls’ Home, may be a nationally-significant example of the treatment of institutionalised women and children over a long period of Australian history.
The Australian Heritage Council's initial assessment for the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is that the precinct might have National Heritage values. The draft National Heritage values, draft selected history and draft boundary map are available below.
All comments will be taken into account by the Australian Heritage Council in making its assessment and will be provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy for consideration when making his decision whether to include all or part of the proposed area in the National Heritage List.
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