Bonnet making instructions prepared by Parramatta history and heritage volunteers
Originally designed and prepared by volunteers for Women Transported, Life in Australia's Convict Female Factories exhibition, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2008. An exhibition that sought to reveal stories paying tribute to the memories, experiences and efforts of the many women who found themselves torn away from the lives they knew and thrown into an unfamiliar landscape. These stories were compiled into an epublication accessible through this link.
The following instructions and diagrams showing convict women's bonnet making are presented by volunteers.