Fairbridge Farm Schools – Child Emigration

Far from being “dry-old” annual reports, these documents provide many historical photos plus a view into the life and times of the period. 1917 started in a rather factual fashion but as time progressed the report transformed into a readable and informative publication and obviously a marketing tool. 1928 and 1929 are good examples of fabulous photos! These Annual Reports continued to be published up until just after WW2. After WW2 the Fairbridge Society replaced the CES. Many pages of the Fairbridge Society annual reports over the years can be found on this website.

 

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Front cover of the Eighth Annual report of the Fairbridge Farm Schools Child Emigration Society, Oxford, at 30 June 1917


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Patrons, Executive Committee, Sub-Committees and Perth Advisory Board members


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Annual Report for the Year ending 30 June 1917 – Foreword

Annual Report for the Year ending 30 June 1917 – by Kingsley Fairbridge


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Annual Report for the Year ending 30 June 1917 – by Kingsley Fairbridge


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Annual Report for the Year ending 30 June 1917 – by Kingsley Fairbridge (cont)


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Annual Report for the Year ending 30 June 1917 – by Kingsley Fairbridge (cont)

Subscriptions and Donations register 1916-1917


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Subscriptions and Donations register 1916-1917 (end of list)

Honorary Secretaries


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Honorary Secretaries (cont)


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Oxford Cash Account – Receipts and Payments year ending 30 June 1917


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Australian Farm School Account year ending 30 June 1917


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List of Ledger Balances as at 30 June 1917


1924

 

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Front Cover of the Child Emigration Society Annual Report


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Introductory


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Photo: Kingsley Fairbridge while at Oxford

Introductory (cont)


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Photo: H.R.H. Prince Henry

Text of speech by Prince Henry


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Photo: Rt Hon J.H. Thomas M.P.

More Than Politics by Rt Hon J.H. Thomas M.P.


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More Than Politics by Rt Hon J.H. Thomas M.P. (cont)

The Governor attends a “Village Fair”


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The Governor attends a “Village Fair”

Photo: “The pleasure of feeding a calf”


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The Governor attends a “Village Fair” (cont)

The Child Immigration Society Of W.A. (Inc). – Members


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The Child Emigration Society – Members etc


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Photo: “A group of children and House-mothers at Pinjarra this year”

Fifteenth Annual Report of the Child Emigration Society

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder


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Photo: Dr Barnardo Homes children at Fairbridge Pinjarra

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: “Mrs Byford and boys of “Henry Hudson” Cottage out for a picnic”

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: Children at bathing pool at Pinjarra

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: Five boys on the main gate entrance on Perth-Albany main road

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: Group of boys being given send-off in London by W.A. Agent-General

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: Cricket wicket keeper

Photo: Boxing – punching bag

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: “Happy Transport”

Photo: Group of children in the bush

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: “Panoramic view of Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra”

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: “Panoramic view”

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo Boys crossing river on a log

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (cont)


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Photo: “The Playing Field”

Death of Mr Kingsley Fairbridge, The Founder (completion)

Carrying On


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Photo: “Merino sheep at the Farm School”

Carrying On (cont)

Life At The Farm School


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Photo: One building serving as Headmaster’s residence, the Guest House and Girls’ Domestic Training School

Life At The farm School (cont)

Land Development Schemes


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Photo: Typical cottage at Pinjarra – group of children at front

Land Development Schemes (cont)

Welcomes To Parties Of Children Immigrants


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Photo: “A group of Fairbridge boys and girls at School cricket match, 1924″

Welcomes To Parties Of Children Immigrants (cont)


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Welcomes To Parties Of Children Immigrants


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Extracts From Farm Boys’ Letters


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Extracts From Farm Boys’ Letters (cont)


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Photo: The Hon H.P. Colebatch C.M.G.

A Government Official’s Opinion of the Farm School” – Hon H.P. Colebatch


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Photo: Shakespeare Cottage

A Government Official’s Opinion of the Farm School” – Hon H.P. Colebatch (cont)


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Photo: “Proud of a new tank of 17,000 gallons capacity”

A Government Official’s Opinion of the Farm School” – Hon H.P. Colebatch (cont)


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Photo: “Coming of Service” Church before “The Church”

A Government Official’s Opinion of the Farm School” – Hon H.P. Colebatch (cont)

God-Parent Scheme


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Photo: “Camping in the Bush”

God-Parent Scheme (cont)

A Fitting Memorial


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A Fitting Memorial (cont)


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Photo: Typical bush around Pinjarra

Honorary Secretaries


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The Child Emigration Society (Inc) Receipts and Payments Account – year ended 30/9/1924


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Photo: “Who wouldn’t be a House-mother?”

The Child Emigration Society (Inc) Balance Sheet – year ended 30/9/1924


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Photo: “Mr Fairbridge’s Choir – at the Farm School”

The Child Emigration Society (Inc) Balance Sheet – year ended 30/9/1924 (cont)


1925

 

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Sixteenth Annual Report – The Child Emigration Society

Photo: “If we’d teach ’em how to neighbour an’ walk in honour’s ways”


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Photo: “Happy transport” Fairbridge bus/truck

Sixteenth Annual Report – The Child Emigration Society (cont)


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Sixteenth Annual Report – The Child Emigration Society (c0nt)

Photo: “Very popular new arrivals at Fairbridge” (farm animals)

Photo: “Pig Breeding”


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New Principal of Fairbridge Farm School – Rev Frank Hanlin


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A Very Beautiful Place

Photo: “With free winds and moving clouds to keep them pure and clear eyed”

Photo: “The outlook of healthy youth”


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A Very Beautiful Place (cont)


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A Very Beautiful Place (cont)

Photo: “Sir Robert Baden-Powell & Lady Baden-Powell”


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Some snippets


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Some snippets (cont)

Photo: “An old-boy and his wife visit the Farm School”

After-Care


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After-Care (cont)

Photo: “This cottage appeared here last year ..”


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Photo: “Boy applicants for Fairbridge Farm School undergoing scientific tests”

Article about boys who sailed on the “Demosthenes” in January 1925


1926

 

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“The Fairbridge Method” by Hon. Sir Hal Colebatch

Photo: “Cultivating partially cleared scrub-land at Pinjarra”


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Photo: “Homeward Bound”

Photo: “Road Making at Fairbridge”

“The Fairbridge Method” by Hon. Sir Hal Colebatch (cont)

Photo: “A Proud Mother: the first twins at the Farm” (farm)


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Photo: “A Peep at a pretty corner of the Settlement”

“The Fairbridge Method” by Hon. Sir Hal Colebatch (cont)


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Photo: “Stacking Winter Fodder”

Photo: “A Record Crop of Passion Fruit”

“The Fairbridge Method” by Hon. Sir Hal Colebatch (cont)


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Ideal

Photo: “The Order of the Bath: Xmas Day at Mandurah Camp”


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Photo: “A Section of the Main Thoroughfare at Fairbridge”

The Kingsley Fairbridge Ideal (cont)

Photo: “The Head Gardener’s Recreation”


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Photo: “House-Mothers of Future Australia”

The Kingsley Fairbridge Ideal (cont)

Photo: “Into Cleanness Leaping”


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Photos: “District Products on Cleared Land”

The Kingsley Fairbridge Ideal (cont)

Photo: “To be a Farmer-Boy”


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Photos: “District Products on Cleared Land”

The Kingsley Fairbridge Ideal (cont)

Photo: “The Sunshine Smile”


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Photo: “Successful Farm Workers revisit the School”

Photo: “Gathering Oranges 1926″

The Kingsley Fairbridge Ideal (cont)


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Photo” “Their Royal Highnesses”

Some Testimonials to our Work


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What happy children write to Godparents

Photo: “Folk Dancing – village green, Fairbridge”


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What happy children write to Godparents (cont)

Photo: “A quartette in their own cottage garden”

Photo: “The pigsty in the paddock”


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What happy children write to Godparents (cont)


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Pen Portraits of our Children

Photo: “A Fresh Batch at Tea, London, en route to Pinjarra”


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Pen Portraits of our Children (cont)


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Photo: “Fine strapping Fairbridge girls at basketball”

A Cloud of Witnesses – Governor-General Visits Fairbridge Farm School


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A Cloud of Witnesses – Governor-General Visits Fairbridge Farm School (cont)

Photo: “Are we Downhearted?”


1928

 

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A Reminder

Photo: ” The children are seen here at their mid-day meal”


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A Reminder (cont)

Photo: “The Dining Hall is a splendid building …”


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A Reminder (cont)

Photo: “Dining Hall – concerts, pictures, physical drill etc”


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A Reminder (cont)

Photo: “Perth Rotarians give one-day’s work for gymnasium apparatus”


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The Farm School – Report

Photo: “Chores”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “A cottage exterior at sunset”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “Cook Cottage holds a party”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “Evening with trainee girls, reading and sewing before bedtime”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “Bedtime stories. This is typical of all cottages”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “Forrest Cottage family tea”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “A lesson in Botany. Fairbridge abounds in wildflowers”

Photo: “Preparing for a new cottage garden”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “Nelson boys work for the ‘Best Gardens’ Cup”

Photo: “Forcing rhubarb”


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Photo: “Wolfe girls have reached the trainee stage”

Photo: “Many hands make labour light”

Photo: “Final training at the Guest House”


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Photo: “Tree felling. Trainee boys take part in clearing virgin land”

Photo: “Getting the morning milk”

Photo: “Carving the daily kill”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “A cross-cutting plant in use”

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The Farm School – Report (cont)

Photo: “The Shop. Manual Training forms part of boys’ curriculum”


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The Farm School – Report (cont)


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Photo: “The ‘Big Four’ Party at Fairbridge”

Sir Arthur Duckham, Sir Hugo Hirst, Sir Ernest Clarke and Mr Dougal Malcolm


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New Migrants Arrive


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Photo: “The weekly laundry. Trainee girls help experienced laundresses”

Photo: “Shakespeare girls, under Miss Kittell, are always beautifully trained”


1929

 

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Child Emigration Society’s Work

Photo: “Three Cheers for England. At the Boat Train, Waterloo”


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Photo: “To keep the Home Fires burning – at Fairbridge”

Child Emigration Society’s Work (cont)


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Photo: “A Saturday treat for Fairbridge School-girls”

Child Emigration Society’s Work (cont)


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Life At Fairbridge

Photo: “Early Morning”


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “Late Evening”


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “A House-Mother’s snapshot at Fairbridge”


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “Before – or after – Lights out”


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “A School Scene – younger children modelling in plasticine”


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “An exhibition match for the Secretary of State for the Dominions”


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “Christmas Camping, Mandurah, South Atlantic” (sic)


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Life At Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “A bright outlook for Fairbridge Boys”


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Farm Life through the Child’s Eyes

Photos: “Fairbridge children are in love with life”


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Farm Life through the Child’s Eyes (cont)

Photo: “Life Boat Drill halfway across the world”

Photo: “The life and soul of an emigrant ship”

Photo: “New arrivals changing their perspective”

Photo: “Transplanted – and transformed”


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Farm Life through the Child’s Eyes (cont)

Photo: Fairbridge boys with 19 prizes at Murray District Show”


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Farm Life through the Child’s Eyes (cont)

Photos: “Mr Eric Rice re Overseas League proteges from UK”


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Farm Life through the Child’s Eyes (cont)

Photo: “A Saturday ramble – At the source of the Dandalup River”


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A Club-House for Old Fairbridgians


 1932

 

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Photo: “Scrub clearing: A first essential training”

Our Work Worthwhile


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Photo: “At the head of the South Dandalup River: Fairbridge water”

Our Work Worthwhile (cont)


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Photo: “A Playground at Fairbridge Farm School”

Our Work Worthwhile (cont)


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Photo: “Mr and Mrs L.S. Amery meet Birmingham Boys at Fairbridge”

The Rt. Hon. L.S. Amery’s View


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Photo: “The Village Milkround”

Photo: “Bringing Summer Feed”

Photo: “Where children’s feet are not deprived of their education”

The Rt. Hon. L.S. Amery’s View (cont)


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Photo: “Proficient Timber Fellers”

Photo: “A Lesson at the Circular Saw”

Photo: “Where Freedom is not Impeded”

The Rt. Hon. L.S. Amery’s View (cont)


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114 Boys and Girls Arrive in 1932

Photo: “Jervis Bay (14,000 tons) (16 Girls and 14 Boys)

Photo: “Oronsay (20,000 tons) (20 Girls, 17 Boys)

Photo: “Balranald (13,000 tons) (20 Girls, 17 Boys)


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Photo: “Waving Good-bye at Tilbury: A Typical 1932 Party”

114 Boys and Girls Arrive in 1932 (cont)

Photo: “Arrival at Fremantle W.A. Is That Fairbridge?”


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Photo: “The morning drill is a good idea”

114 Boys and Girls Arrive in 1932 (cont)


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Photo: “Trainees perambulate the baby home”

The Society’s Wardenship


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Photo: He and his animals are friends”

The Society’s Wardenship (cont)


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Photo: “Way out back. An after-care interview”

The Society’s Wardenship (cont)


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Photo: “Home Duties”

Photo: “Wheat Farmer”

Photo: “Orchardist”

The Society’s Wardenship (cont)


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Personalia et Alia

Photo: “The climate has brought the invitation of open air”

Photo: “The shades of the trees are hospitable”


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Photo: “Fairbridgians train for W.A. State School Championships”

Personalia et Alia (cont)


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Photo: “Horse and bullock teams – early arrivals at the railhead”

Personalia et Alia (cont)


1938

 

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A Year’s Record 1938

Photo: “Before Sunday supper in their cottage. Prince of Wales Farm School”


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Fairbridge


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Fairbridge (cont)

Photo: “Party of Children for the Molong Fairbridge Farm School. H.R.H The Duke Of Gloucester gave each one his personal greeting”


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Fairbridge Hostel, Holland Park

Photo: “H.R.H The Duke Of Gloucester talks of Australia to new Fairbridgians”


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The Middlemore Emigration Homes, Birmingham

Tyneside, South Wales and Scotland


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Friends Of Fairbridge

Photo: “The Rt. Hon. R.B. Bennett tells a Canadian party the god things they can expect in his country”


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Friends Of Fairbridge (cont)


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont)

Photo: “First steps. A visitor in Molong gives instruction”


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): Education and Training. Religious Training.


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): Health. Sport and Recreation.

Photo: “First arrivals at Molong have their heights and weights charted”


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): Sport and Recreation (cont). Music. Staff.


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): The Farm. Old Fairbridgians.

Photo: “Mustering in New South Wales”


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): Old Fairbridgians (cont)

Photo: “Early beginning in doing a responsible job alone”


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): Old Fairbridgians (cont)


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The Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Western Australia (cont): Old Fairbridgians (cont)

Photo: “Old Fairbridgians in the shearing shed – Western Australia”


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Back cover


 

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