Barbara and Rhodes Fairbridge at the construction site of Shakespeare in 1920. This was to be their home until Fairbridge House was completed in 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Building of Shakespeare

Barbara and Rhodes Fairbridge at the construction site of Shakespeare in 1920. This was to be their home until Fairbridge House was completed in 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Colonel Heath with 1929 arrival party at Fairbridge. (Courtesy OFA Museum). Ref: PIC20034OFA Museum). Ref: PIC20034

Colonel Heath With Party

Colonel Heath with 1929 arrival party at Fairbridge. (Courtesy OFA Museum). Ref: PIC20034OFA Museum). Ref: PIC20034

Colonel Heath again with his 1929 arrival party at Fairbridge. This would be either Party 18 or 19. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Colonel Heath With Party

Colonel Heath again with his 1929 arrival party at Fairbridge. This would be either Party 18 or 19. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

A horse-drawn carriage outside the dining room with a group of children looking on. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Dining Room

A horse-drawn carriage outside the dining room with a group of children looking on. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Exeter Cottage pictured sometime in the 1920's. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Exeter Cottage

Exeter Cottage pictured sometime in the 1920's. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Barbara Fairbridge feeds the chooks at Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum). would be either Party 18 or 19. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Feeding Chickens

Barbara Fairbridge feeds the chooks at Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum). would be either Party 18 or 19. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Elizabeth Fairbridge feeding ducks at Fairbridge House whilst their dog looks on. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Feeding Ducks

Elizabeth Fairbridge feeding ducks at Fairbridge House whilst their dog looks on. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

This is the first laundry which was constructed where the Clubhouse now stands. The boys in the picture are Jimmy Lachlan (left) and Ben Whitehead. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

First Laundry

This is the first laundry which was constructed where the Clubhouse now stands. The boys in the picture are Jimmy Lachlan (left) and Ben Whitehead. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Lovely picture of the first party to arrive after World War 1 and also the first party to include girls. That would make this group Party 3 who arrived at Fremantle on 21 March 1921 aboard the Omar. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

First Party After World War I

Lovely picture of the first party to arrive after World War 1 and also the first party to include girls. That would make this group Party 3 who arrived at Fremantle on 21 March 1921 aboard the Omar. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Barbara Fairbridge, eldest child of Kingsley and Ruby digs in the garden at Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Garden Duty

Barbara Fairbridge, eldest child of Kingsley and Ruby digs in the garden at Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

This looks like Rhodes and Elizabeth Fairbridge doing some gardening at Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Gardening at Fairbridge House

This looks like Rhodes and Elizabeth Fairbridge doing some gardening at Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Here is a look at the original kitchen in 1921. It looks like the front

Kitchen

Here is a look at the original kitchen in 1921. It looks like the front "kitchen" part of Fairbridge House and most of the Fairbridge residents appear to be in the picture. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

The boys of Lister Cottage together with un-named cottage mother, circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Lister Cottage

The boys of Lister Cottage together with un-named cottage mother, circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

The boys of Nightingale Cottage together with cottage mother Miss Bruun, circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Nightingale Cottage

The boys of Nightingale Cottage together with cottage mother Miss Bruun, circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Group of boys pose on the cottage verandah with their cottage mother. No mention of which cottage this is. Circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Photo of Unknown Cottage

Group of boys pose on the cottage verandah with their cottage mother. No mention of which cottage this is. Circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

There is a photo of this group of Raleigh boys on the previous page on this website. Here is another. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Raleigh Cottage

There is a photo of this group of Raleigh boys on the previous page on this website. Here is another. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Rhodes Fairbridge practices boxing at the rear of Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Rhodes Fairbridge

Rhodes Fairbridge practices boxing at the rear of Fairbridge House. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

hodes Fairbridge riding a horse circa 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Rhodes Fairbridge

hodes Fairbridge riding a horse circa 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Ruby Fairbridge with Miss Mary Dennehy photographed together around 1920. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Ruby Fairbridge and Miss Dennehy

Ruby Fairbridge with Miss Mary Dennehy photographed together around 1920. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

This is Shakespeare, now completed, when the Fairbridge family lived here circa 1921. You can see a child's rocking horse at the front. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Shakespeare

This is Shakespeare, now completed, when the Fairbridge family lived here circa 1921. You can see a child's rocking horse at the front. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Barbara, Rhodes and Elizabeth Fairbridge cleaning the lawn at Fairbridge House moving-in time. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Sweeping the Lawn

Barbara, Rhodes and Elizabeth Fairbridge cleaning the lawn at Fairbridge House moving-in time. This photo was taken on 6th November 1923. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

The boys of Wellington Cottage together with un-named cottage mother, circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Wellington Cottage

The boys of Wellington Cottage together with un-named cottage mother, circa 1925. (Courtesy OFA Museum).