Hi to all Oldfairbridgians. The Bi Annual 79th AGM was held on the 19th March 2017 in Penrith NSW. 35 Old Fairbridgians travelled to attend this meeting. A good roll up.
The 2018 Reunion will be held in Orange NSW. at the RSL complex Anson st Orange on the 10th and 11th March. Book your accommodation now. The dinner is on the Saturday night followed by the AGM next morning. Elections will be held for the Officers and Committee,
The Fairbridge Foundation is in the process of winding up due to the settlement of the class action in 2016. The files in relation to all the activities of the Foundation have now been transferred to the NSW Dept. of Family and Community Services. Contact Care leaversrecordsaccessUnit@facs.nsw.gov.au or 02 9716 2500. There are over 373 files relating to the activities of the Foundation.
Applications should be addressed to The Manager Right to Information unit FACS Locked bag 4028 Ashfield NSW
The May 2017 edition is now available on this website.
The newsletter editor June Piercy email is email@example.com
Contributions for the November 2017 newsletter are now invited.
This website is for the former children of the Fairbridge Farm School Molong NSW who migrated from Britain to Australia between 1938 and 1974.
Many of the children who attended the Farm School have lost contact with each other and the Association. It is important that we establish contact with each other for the future generations.
This website is also a tool to preserve the history and the memories of the Farm School and to honour the Founder, Kingsley Fairbridge.
Find more information on the Fairbridge Scheme click here.
** SPECIAL APPEAL.
Details are requested for all deceased OF’s. If the children and or relatives are viewing this post, please assist. This is very important, due to the passage of time and information being lost. We can honour these OF’s, by us posting this information on the Vale section. Please assist.
A complete listing of all the known deceased Old Fairbridgians, from 1945 to 2014, is listed in the VALE section. Every attempt has been made for accuracy. Your comments on the deceased are invited in the Comment/Response section, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Fairbridge Tales. If you have any stories, post them on the submission section directly on the web or email them to email@example.com. Stories by Derek Moriaty , Arthur Novis, Robert Taylor, Nyasa Holmes( nee Woods), Rob Durose and most recently, father and son Morrisson. Also recently, stories by George Wilkins , Brian Kirkby, Michael Pass, Billy Hall ,Ron Sinclair and Ron Lord a member of the public. Michael Pass has just posted a tribute to Cyril Lord.
*** A recent link to Fairbridge Canada has been posted, see the links section for all connections.
*** Website. A website for finding and tracing family is findandconnect.gov.au.
*** It should be noted that other web sites for the OFA are no longer ACTIVE . The historical information on them is however still relevant, but the contact details displayed, are not correct.
****Child Migration Fund.
This fund has been extended to March 2019.
Contact No……MELBOURNE VICTORIA..03 9815 2022
Perth..WA 08 9472 7582.