Female Orphan School Opening Photo Gallery
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On Tuesday 24 September 2013 the Australian Governor-General Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, CVO officially opened the fully restored Female Orphan School (opens in a new window) on the Parramatta campus.
The opening was 200 years to the day since Governor Lachlan Macquarie laid the foundation stone for what is now Australia's oldest three-story building.
Today, the Female Orphan School houses public galleries and exhibition spaces and is the permanent home for the Whitlam Institute (opens in a new window) within the University of Western Sydney.
With the support of the Australian Government for the restoration, the University of Western Sydney makes good its promise to create a ‘democratic and cultural space’ within the heart of Western Sydney in this magnificent building which holds a unique place in the story of our nation.
The Female Orphan School is now open to the public from 10am – 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and selected Saturdays.