Mrs van Es’s class: Sitting on tree trunk: Huib Steinman, Gert-Jan Pijpers, Daki Bennink, Hans van den Bosch, Cris Haen, Wim Plink, Adri Geerligs, Mrs van Es, Marie Burger, Anne Burger

Sitting on ground:  Freekje Rombach, Bob Vogelzang. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Dutch Children

Mrs van Es’s class: Sitting on tree trunk: Huib Steinman, Gert-Jan Pijpers, Daki Bennink, Hans van den Bosch, Cris Haen, Wim Plink, Adri Geerligs, Mrs van Es, Marie Burger, Anne Burger Sitting on ground: Freekje Rombach, Bob Vogelzang. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

These Dutch children were evacuated for their safety from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) to Fairbridge towards the end of World-War-2. 'Practical English' with the aid of hands and feet - Mr Kirkpatrick only spoke English. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Dutch Children

These Dutch children were evacuated for their safety from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) to Fairbridge towards the end of World-War-2. 'Practical English' with the aid of hands and feet - Mr Kirkpatrick only spoke English. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Swimming in the river. 'Many leeches did not disturb our fun'.  (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Dutch Children

Swimming in the river. 'Many leeches did not disturb our fun'. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Mrs Kollmann’s class: Sitting on the tree trunk: George Petit, Rob van Es, Henk van der Vloodt, Dolf Bodaan, Mrs Kollmann,  Dini Bennink, Annemiek Bodaan. Standing in front of  Mrs Kollmann:  Hannie Monte

Sitting in front: Ernst Kollmann, Guus Kollmann, Rob Haverschmidt, Paul van Es. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Dutch Children

Mrs Kollmann’s class: Sitting on the tree trunk: George Petit, Rob van Es, Henk van der Vloodt, Dolf Bodaan, Mrs Kollmann, Dini Bennink, Annemiek Bodaan. Standing in front of Mrs Kollmann: Hannie Monte Sitting in front: Ernst Kollmann, Guus Kollmann, Rob Haverschmidt, Paul van Es. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Mrs Rodrigo’s class: Jan Rombach, Eduard Lumkeman, Donald Schotel, Peter Lever, Hans Greeuw, Eelco Tacoma, Mrs Rodrigo, Els Duyser, Anneke Jongste with Annemiek Bodaan standing in the background. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Dutch Children

Mrs Rodrigo’s class: Jan Rombach, Eduard Lumkeman, Donald Schotel, Peter Lever, Hans Greeuw, Eelco Tacoma, Mrs Rodrigo, Els Duyser, Anneke Jongste with Annemiek Bodaan standing in the background. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Mrs Versteegh’s class: Standing: Hans Jansen, Jan Jansen, Kees Burger, Piet Burger, Peter Steinman, Aukje Rodrigo

Sitting: Dick Geerligs, Marjolein Dun, Louise Plink, Eveline Haverschmidt, Marijke Dun, Peter van der Vloodt,  Hein Versteegh.  (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

Dutch Children

Mrs Versteegh’s class: Standing: Hans Jansen, Jan Jansen, Kees Burger, Piet Burger, Peter Steinman, Aukje Rodrigo Sitting: Dick Geerligs, Marjolein Dun, Louise Plink, Eveline Haverschmidt, Marijke Dun, Peter van der Vloodt, Hein Versteegh. (Courtesy Mr Wim Plink)

L-R: George Parrish, Middie (Cottage Mother, Miss Norah Middleton), Richard Sadler, Les Horton, Gordon & Tony Whittaker, Keith Isherwood, Sandy Sims, Brian Sweetmore. Little girl I thought came from Wolfe but Middie says she is Mrs Scanlon's Daughter & David Sweetmore (Courtesy Richard Sadler).occasion was but everyone looks pretty happy! John Acol is up the back and Irene Shutt is over to the right (courtesy Jim Arthur).

Middie's Cottage in 1949

L-R: George Parrish, Middie (Cottage Mother, Miss Norah Middleton), Richard Sadler, Les Horton, Gordon & Tony Whittaker, Keith Isherwood, Sandy Sims, Brian Sweetmore. Little girl I thought came from Wolfe but Middie says she is Mrs Scanlon's Daughter & David Sweetmore (Courtesy Richard Sadler).occasion was but everyone looks pretty happy! John Acol is up the back and Irene Shutt is over to the right (courtesy Jim Arthur).

Two boys hard at work milking in the dairy in February 1949. George Bain milks

Milking Time

Two boys hard at work milking in the dairy in February 1949. George Bain milks "Sleepy" whilst George Gordon milks "Boots". (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Ruby Fairbridge meets Sir Ross and Lady McLarty. Suggest this is around late 40's or early 50's.  (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Ruby Fairbridge and Sir Ross McLarty

Ruby Fairbridge meets Sir Ross and Lady McLarty. Suggest this is around late 40's or early 50's. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Ruby Fairbridge (right) attends the wedding of Fairbridge boy Bertie Powell on 10th September 1949. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Ruby Fairbridge at Wedding

Ruby Fairbridge (right) attends the wedding of Fairbridge boy Bertie Powell on 10th September 1949. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

A winter picture of the full force of the South Dandalup River pouring out of the swimming pool. Note that this picture was taken before the bridge was built and I'm just guessing at approximate year. It certainly wasn't built in 1946 as evidenced by Dutch children photo above. (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

Swimming Pool

A winter picture of the full force of the South Dandalup River pouring out of the swimming pool. Note that this picture was taken before the bridge was built and I'm just guessing at approximate year. It certainly wasn't built in 1946 as evidenced by Dutch children photo above. (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

South Dandalup River full to the top. I wonder how long ago it has been since the river was this full? (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

Swimming Pool

South Dandalup River full to the top. I wonder how long ago it has been since the river was this full? (Courtesy Gladys Mares)

George Miller, Lionel Short and John Acol ready for a game of tennis at the Clubhouse in 1940. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

Tennis at the Clubhouse

George Miller, Lionel Short and John Acol ready for a game of tennis at the Clubhouse in 1940. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

In the blacksmith's shop four boys heating pieces of metal and forging them on anvils. (Courtesy OFA Museum)

The Forge

In the blacksmith's shop four boys heating pieces of metal and forging them on anvils. (Courtesy OFA Museum)