Historic Photographs of Fairbridge

1910’s – Page 1

The opening of the first Farm in 1913, shortly after the first party of 12 boys had arrived. The photo includes the Local Committee, guests and Farm School boys. Picture taken immediately after the Farm School was declared open. (Courtesy OFA Museum). Ref: PIC13001

1913 - Old Farm Opening

The opening of the first Farm in 1913, shortly after the first party of 12 boys had arrived. The photo includes the Local Committee, guests and Farm School boys. Picture taken immediately after the Farm School was declared open. (Courtesy OFA Museum). Ref: PIC13001

Kingsley Fairbridge with his children Barbara, Elizabeth and Rhodes. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Kingsley Fairbridge with his Children

Kingsley Fairbridge with his children Barbara, Elizabeth and Rhodes. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Children display a bumper crop of produce. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Bagged Produce

Children display a bumper crop of produce. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Members of the first Local Committee (formed by Kingsley Fairbridge) view a boxing match involving the new boys. The referee was R. Walker who wrote notes of these three 1913 photos in 1937. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Boxing

Members of the first Local Committee (formed by Kingsley Fairbridge) view a boxing match involving the new boys. The referee was R. Walker who wrote notes of these three 1913 photos in 1937. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Boxing again. R. Walker was referee. The boys were divided into two teams for an impromptu boxing tournament. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Boxing

Boxing again. R. Walker was referee. The boys were divided into two teams for an impromptu boxing tournament. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Hay piled up on the cart, and other horses. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Carting Hay

Hay piled up on the cart, and other horses. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Two boys collecting firewood for the cottage. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Collecting Firewood

Two boys collecting firewood for the cottage. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Horse and cart - collecting firewood. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Collecting Firewood

Horse and cart - collecting firewood. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Horse and cart - collecting firewood. At the rear is the small lake which was probably the summer swimming hole. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Collecting Firewood

Horse and cart - collecting firewood. At the rear is the small lake which was probably the summer swimming hole. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

The Dormitory. You can see some beds on the verandah. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Dormitory

The Dormitory. You can see some beds on the verandah. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Another group of children pictured with some of the staff that looks like on the same day as the above. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Group

Another group of children pictured with some of the staff that looks like on the same day as the above. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Group of children pictured with some of the staff. Is that Kingsley far left? (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - Group

Group of children pictured with some of the staff. Is that Kingsley far left? (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Class room at the Old Farm School. The boys and teacher line up for a group photo. Note, children from surrounding farms also used the school hence the large number in the photo. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - School Building

Class room at the Old Farm School. The boys and teacher line up for a group photo. Note, children from surrounding farms also used the school hence the large number in the photo. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

At the Old farm and this time in School. Bare feet, home-made furniture and lots of maths on the blackboards. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - School Room

At the Old farm and this time in School. Bare feet, home-made furniture and lots of maths on the blackboards. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Again in school. This looks like Kingsley giving lessons to the boys. Despite being home-made, the desks and seats look very sturdy and spacious. Imagine the work that went into building all this. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm - School Room

Again in school. This looks like Kingsley giving lessons to the boys. Despite being home-made, the desks and seats look very sturdy and spacious. Imagine the work that went into building all this. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Group of children and staff in front of building. Note the Union Jack flying high. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm – Building

Group of children and staff in front of building. Note the Union Jack flying high. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Group of boys looking at the north end of the dormitory. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm – Dormitory

Group of boys looking at the north end of the dormitory. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Forking hay ready for collection and storage circa 1915. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm – Farming

Forking hay ready for collection and storage circa 1915. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Horse and cart - bringing in the hay circa 1915. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Old Farm – Farming

Horse and cart - bringing in the hay circa 1915. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Class room at the Old Farm School. The boys and teacher line up for a group photo. Note, children from surrounding farms also used the school hence the large number in the photo. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Ruby Fairbridge with her Children

Class room at the Old Farm School. The boys and teacher line up for a group photo. Note, children from surrounding farms also used the school hence the large number in the photo. (Courtesy OFA Museum).