The organisation was formed in 2006 to lobby for the preservation of the site of the former Female Factory, which later became Parramatta Girls Home, and was used as Kamballa, Taldree and the Norma Parker Detention Centre. The organisation also draws attention to the history of the site, as a place for the incarceration of women.
Parragirls is currently working to have the site recognised as an International Site of Conscience, and to ensure that the site, currently part of a New South Wales Government and Parramatta Council redevelopment master plan, is acknowledged appropriately.
The Parragirls website contains information about this project, and the Precinct.
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18 March 2019
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE01235
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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