Early Farm Transport.  Mr & Mrs Fairbridge aboard.

Buggy and Horse

Early Farm Transport. Mr & Mrs Fairbridge aboard.

The buggy in use by the boys to collect firewood.

Farmwork

The buggy in use by the boys to collect firewood.

The McLarty's Dray was made available to Fairbridge free of charge when available. Here is a photo of the two horse dray with its load ready to go to Mandurah.

Off to Mandurah Camp

The McLarty's Dray was made available to Fairbridge free of charge when available. Here is a photo of the two horse dray with its load ready to go to Mandurah.

Possibly the first school bus. It was called a REO and apart from being a general work horse it was used to take the kids to school.

The old REO bus (pic 1)

Possibly the first school bus. It was called a REO and apart from being a general work horse it was used to take the kids to school.

Of for the day with plenty of fresh air

The old REO bus (pic 2)

Of for the day with plenty of fresh air

A well shod vehicle

The old REO bus (pic 3)

A well shod vehicle

No details of the vehicle are known, but it is loaded with kids for their trip to Manurah  camp. The big giveaway is the well known sou'wester hats. It was the only time of the year that hats were worn.

Off to Camp again

No details of the vehicle are known, but it is loaded with kids for their trip to Manurah camp. The big giveaway is the well known sou'wester hats. It was the only time of the year that hats were worn.

This vehicle came into service in 1937 and was used until 1949. It's lack of capacity was known to be a problem.

Known as the "New School Bus"

This vehicle came into service in 1937 and was used until 1949. It's lack of capacity was known to be a problem.

1950 – This was seen as”The first real bus” by the kids. Photo courtesy of Gladys Mares

Bus 1950

1950 – This was seen as”The first real bus” by the kids. Photo courtesy of Gladys Mares

This bus was owned by a Mr Jones who was located Pinjarre. was used to ferry children to schools outside of Fairbridge. May have been in Fairbridge day photo taken bring in children to play sport. Photo courtesy of Gladys Mares.

A general road service bus

This bus was owned by a Mr Jones who was located Pinjarre. was used to ferry children to schools outside of Fairbridge. May have been in Fairbridge day photo taken bring in children to play sport. Photo courtesy of Gladys Mares.

The would have been the bus best remembered by the last of the old Fairbridge kids.

Bus for the 1960s

The would have been the bus best remembered by the last of the old Fairbridge kids.

The horse and cart was available for use by all cottages. Here it is out for a bit of fun. Generally used for collecting firewood for the cottages and farm work.

The Horse and Cart

The horse and cart was available for use by all cottages. Here it is out for a bit of fun. Generally used for collecting firewood for the cottages and farm work.