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The Parramatta Female Factory Memory Project: From a heritage site to Australia’s first site of conscience

Premiership Room B, Melbourne Cricket Ground 06/10/2016 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

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Bonney Djuric
Dr Lily Hibberd
Dr Maria Tumarkin

This paper will discuss the development of the Parragirls Female Factory Precinct Memory Project in Western Sydney as Australia’s first site of conscience. We will examine the immense significance of re-imagining places of complex traumatic histories as sites of conscience and the challenge such re-designation poses to dominant heritage paradigms.