Francis Chocolates

Francis chocolate factory

Aboriginal workers at the Francis family’s chocolate factory in Redfern (image courtesy Rod Francis, private collection)

Location: 1-7 Stirling Street, Redfern

Sydney has long been a magnet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking work opportunities, shelter and connections with community and family. Many worked in private industry in Sydney’s southern suburbs.

Local industries where Aboriginal people worked were the Henry Jones & Co IXL Jam Factory on Golden Grove Street in Chippendale, Francis Chocolates on Stirling Street in Redfern, and the Australian Glass Manufacturers on South Dowling Street at Waterloo.