May 2018

National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week …..

PDMSInc will have our shed open for this event on

SATURDAY 19th May 2018

No 1 Fleet Street,

North Parramatta

We invite you to join us for a rare opportunity to learn about the history of the Parramatta North Heritage Precinct.

On Saturday, 19 May, there will be tours of the grounds throughout the day, and an opportunity to peek inside some of the heritage buildings that are not normally open to the public. Heritage and archaeology specialists will be on hand, and there will be displays of information, as well as historic images and videos.

What’s on


Meg and Tom Keneally about writing “The Female Factory”.

Historian Dr Terry Smith, “From Female Factory to Public Asylum”.

Peek inside buildings and learn about the recent repair works.

See artefacts discovered during recent archaeological investigations.

Immerse yourself in the hidden history of Parramatta Girls Home with a 3D virtual reality experience


Take a tour of Parramatta Gaol led by Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council – $15 per person, tickets available HERE

Enjoy free guided tours of the grounds including:

The former Parramatta Female Factory and Lunatic Asylum.

Norma Parker Centre (former Orphanage / Parramatta Industrial School for Girls).

The native grey headed flying fox colony.

Entry to the heritage hub, talks, displays and tours of the grounds are free so bring the kids and enjoy a picnic. Snacks and drinks will also be available to purchase.CLICK HERE for further information or call 1800 256 330