‘Do You Have a Soldier in the Family?’Parramatta Female Factory Friends P/L

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‘Do You Have a Soldier in the Family?’

Have you ever wondered if you have a colonial soldier in your family? Christine Yeats a well known historian will give a 1 hour talk at the Parramatta Female Factory Friends Rooms at 1pm to 2pm on Friday 22 April 2022. Tickets are through Eventbrite so book early so you don't miss out.

Over 30 British Army regiments were stationed in the Australian colonies between 1788 and 1870. Local Loyal associations and Volunteer Corps, including those who fought in the Maori Wars, were also organised in NSW from time to time.

Christine Yeats will give an overview of this history. She will consider it within the wider context of British Imperial History, highlighting the available records, to help provide a better understanding of soldier ancestors and the time they lived in.

Christine Yeats is an archivist and researcher, with a particular interest in women’s history. She is President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and was President of the Royal Australian Historical Society from 2018 to 2021.

Event date

Event Details

5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta, New South Wales

Most people catch a bus from Parramatta Station to Parramatta Leagues Club, walk 400m to Fleet Street and make sure you enter the second driveway - 5 Fleet Street. Turn left walk 100m to large tree on left, look left as a large set of blue gates which is the entry to the Gipps Yard, walk diagonally to the opposite side where you will see Parramatta Female Factory Friends Banners and enter the rooms. If by car - park at O'Connell Street Carpark next to Parramatta Leagues Club and walk from there to 5 Fleet Street. Anyone with disabilities can be driven into the Gipps Yard (slowly and watch for pedestrians) and park as close to the Rooms as possible. There is a Wheelchair ramp into the rooms.


1pm - 2pm on Friday 22 April 2022

Entry fees:
Adults $ 5, Children $ 5, Concession $ 5
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/do-you-have-a-soldier-in-the-family-tickets-305143591697
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Book early, and disability parking is available directly outside the Venue