Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, Western Australia

The first time i saw Fairbridge...
We had been on holiday ,camping down south ,i think we must have been to Bunbury. The boys were only young about 4 and 7. It was a hot day in January for the drive back to Perth. We needed to stop and get some exercise as the car was piled high with camping gear. As we drove down the dusty drive i had no idea where we were going. We parked the car and had a walk around. It suddenly came to me what we were seeing, Fairbridge farm school had been home to young orphan children. They had been shipped out from England to help populate Australia.
Fairbridge had a strange feeling, almost that if you listened carefully you could hear the calls of the children.
Take a look at their website ,its part of our History

http://www.fairbridgekids.com/index.htm

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking for papers on Orphan, Thomas William Hazelwood, born 9th Oct 1917 in England and sent to Fairbridge Farm. He had fair hair and blue eyes and served in in 2nd AIF. He lived in Kalgoorlie and married Peggy Wilkin. I am trying to find out where he came from and information about his parents and birth place.
Please contact geneivas@hotmail.com. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

My Mother-in-law went to Fairbridge Farm after arriving from England. We are unsure of the year she arrived and left. Could we find this out? Her name then was Dorothy Jean Coleman.
Thank you, Sue
sue@swremovals.com.au

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