Group of Cottage boys suggest 1958 or 1959. Bob Jones is second from the left. Can anyone tell any more details? (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Boy's Cottage

Group of Cottage boys suggest 1958 or 1959. Bob Jones is second from the left. Can anyone tell any more details? (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Cute 1954 Christmas card of Christine and Raymond Downs. (Courtesy Lois Elliott).

Christine and Raymond Downs

Cute 1954 Christmas card of Christine and Raymond Downs. (Courtesy Lois Elliott).

Around 1950 or earlier. Lovely photo of English children (taken in England). Marcelle O'Brien is pictured middle front - she's the very little girl. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

English Children Group

Around 1950 or earlier. Lovely photo of English children (taken in England). Marcelle O'Brien is pictured middle front - she's the very little girl. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Peter Hodge (Reverend or Father). A great photo of Peter next to his Ford Thames van outside the Church. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Father Hodge and Van

Peter Hodge (Reverend or Father). A great photo of Peter next to his Ford Thames van outside the Church. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Linda Le Hardy checks on Kenny Baker feeding the calves. The boy on the left is Roger Roberts. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Feeding the Calves

Linda Le Hardy checks on Kenny Baker feeding the calves. The boy on the left is Roger Roberts. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Boys activities at he Games Centre. Looks like volleyball. Date and names unknown.

Games Centre

Boys activities at he Games Centre. Looks like volleyball. Date and names unknown.

Five little girls gardening at Shakespeare. They are from L-R: Lynne Rainey (5 years old) Sandra Rainey (7) Lillian Dews (8) Marcelle O'Brien (7) Gladys Mares (6). Mid-late 1950's.

Gardening at Shakespeare

Five little girls gardening at Shakespeare. They are from L-R: Lynne Rainey (5 years old) Sandra Rainey (7) Lillian Dews (8) Marcelle O'Brien (7) Gladys Mares (6). Mid-late 1950's.

Group of girls at Fairbridge around 1950. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Girls Group

Group of girls at Fairbridge around 1950. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Lovely portrait of Hudson boys around 1958 or 1959. Front row - 2nd from left is Paul Boyland, 4th from left is Eric Pringle, extreme right is Ian Pickering. The first from the left in the second row is one of the Hedley boys. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Hudson Boys

Lovely portrait of Hudson boys around 1958 or 1959. Front row - 2nd from left is Paul Boyland, 4th from left is Eric Pringle, extreme right is Ian Pickering. The first from the left in the second row is one of the Hedley boys. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Group of boys. Front is Don Hopkins and Jim Arthur. Middle is Eddie French and David Cox. The tall boy at the back is John Bell (courtesy Jim Arthur).

Jim Arthur and Friends

Group of boys. Front is Don Hopkins and Jim Arthur. Middle is Eddie French and David Cox. The tall boy at the back is John Bell (courtesy Jim Arthur).

John Jones and Marcelle O'Brien perhaps at Mandurah in the late 1950's

John Jones and Marcelle O'Brien

John Jones and Marcelle O'Brien perhaps at Mandurah in the late 1950's

Marcelle again, this time pictured in Australia around 1950. She's the one third from the right, right at the front. (See press cuttings about Marcelle - 1951) (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Marcelle O'Brien

Marcelle again, this time pictured in Australia around 1950. She's the one third from the right, right at the front. (See press cuttings about Marcelle - 1951) (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

That's Marcelle O'Brien - the little one at the front. The others are not all named but include Roslyn Bell, Avril Dodds and Edith Dodds. Taken early 1950's. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Marcelle O'Brien Group

That's Marcelle O'Brien - the little one at the front. The others are not all named but include Roslyn Bell, Avril Dodds and Edith Dodds. Taken early 1950's. (Courtesy Marcelle O'Brien).

Miss Goodman standing next to a large palm tree. Miss Goodman was Mandurah Camp cook 1940's/1950's.  Also Assistant to Matron ( Miss Hilda Fraser) & lived in Evelyn cottage. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Miss Goodman

Miss Goodman standing next to a large palm tree. Miss Goodman was Mandurah Camp cook 1940's/1950's. Also Assistant to Matron ( Miss Hilda Fraser) & lived in Evelyn cottage. (Courtesy Gladys Mares).

Peter arrived at Fairbridge in 1951 aboard the SS Mortoon and resided in Livingstone. (Courtesy Hawes famiy)

Peter Hawes

Peter arrived at Fairbridge in 1951 aboard the SS Mortoon and resided in Livingstone. (Courtesy Hawes famiy)

Another photo of Peter. After leaving Fairbridge Peter went to live in Collie to continue his schooling. Peter passed away in approx 2007. (Courtesy Hawes famiy)

Peter Hawes

Another photo of Peter. After leaving Fairbridge Peter went to live in Collie to continue his schooling. Peter passed away in approx 2007. (Courtesy Hawes famiy)

Pinjarra High School Class 5 of 1950. Great photo! In the front row are Derek Saunders and Jim Arthur. In the middle row is Rosalind Bell. In the back row is Joyce Mein, Edith Dodds and Joyce Bell. (Courtesy Jim Arthur).

Pinjarra High School Class

Pinjarra High School Class 5 of 1950. Great photo! In the front row are Derek Saunders and Jim Arthur. In the middle row is Rosalind Bell. In the back row is Joyce Mein, Edith Dodds and Joyce Bell. (Courtesy Jim Arthur).

Great portrait of a seven year old. This is Roy Holloway in 1954. Expect picture was taken prior to UK departure as the children were pre-fitted with Fairbridge tie and very un-Fairbridge clobber (which generally disappeared without trace upon arrival)!

Roy Holloway

Great portrait of a seven year old. This is Roy Holloway in 1954. Expect picture was taken prior to UK departure as the children were pre-fitted with Fairbridge tie and very un-Fairbridge clobber (which generally disappeared without trace upon arrival)!

Not sure what's going on here but it looks like some Fairbridge staff are engrossed with setting up something. Suggest late 1950's.

Sports Function

Not sure what's going on here but it looks like some Fairbridge staff are engrossed with setting up something. Suggest late 1950's.

Swimming carnival sometime in the late 1950's. The bridge over the river was constructed after mid-50's floods in mid-late 1950's. Up on the bridge in the white hat is Commander Buckee. This place didn't change over the next 20-30 years. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Swimming Carnival

Swimming carnival sometime in the late 1950's. The bridge over the river was constructed after mid-50's floods in mid-late 1950's. Up on the bridge in the white hat is Commander Buckee. This place didn't change over the next 20-30 years. (Courtesy OFA Museum).

Tony Tippett, Roger Roberts and un-named boy taken in the late 1950's

Tony Tippett and Roger Roberts

Tony Tippett, Roger Roberts and un-named boy taken in the late 1950's