Category Archives: Fairbridge Tales

Tribute to Cyril Lord. By Michael Pass

A Tribute to Cyril Lord. In 1954 or 1955, Cyril developed appendicitis and went into Canowindra Hospital for the operation. He needed someone to help his Partner (whose name now eludes me) to run the small holding. So Mr Tepper … Continue reading

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A Mystery Child at Fairbridge Farm by David Hill

David Hill is requesting feedback on this mystery child. David writes. A reader of my book Forgotten Children sent me this photo she took at Fairbridge in 1959 (see below) I can’t recognise who it is. Do any of you … Continue reading

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The Spotty Urchin is hoping for an explanation? by Michael Pass

Having nothing better to do during my incarceration, I have allowed my mind to wander along to visit points as it sees fit. ( Sometimes I am totally mindless. ha-ha) I find that there are two questions that still puzzle … Continue reading

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“De la Sale” and the” Fearsome Fairbridge Rugby Team.” by Ron Lord

Ron Lord recounts his memories of the fearsome Fairbridge Rugby Team. This story follows Ron reading David Hills book The Forgotten Children. (Editor) My sister and I were taken to Orange by my mother on the train when she packed … Continue reading

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“A Cold Shower “. By Billy Hall.

I often muse on  my  days at Fairbridge. They are memorable ones, and ones that I treasure. My granddaughter Lisa is often my companion, as I sometimes have the task of looking after her at 7am in the mornings. Seven … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes and Fairbridge Farm. By Ron Sinclair

I became aware on November 5th this year that it was on Guy Fawkes Day 1953, I was transported, one might say, by well-intentioned but ultimately culpable British upper crust society to Botany Bay, a young convict whose only crime … Continue reading

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“The Road to Molong ” by Brian Kirkby

Twelve thousand miles from  Southampton Docks and 180 miles due west from Sydney’s Circular Quay, lies the Fairbridge Farm School at Molong. The year is 1952, September in fact.  Twelve children sit cuddling together in the back of a Ford … Continue reading

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Fairbridge Plays by Michael Pass

Fairbridge has some good memories for me; a particular individual a Mr. Ted Wisell, Head Master of the Primary School at the Farm during the period 1950 to 1954 is enshrined in my heart as a person who introduced me … Continue reading

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“Father and Son revisit Fairbridge Farm”. by Neil Morrison

On a beautiful autumn day in 2013, I came again to Fairbridge Farm at Molong,  This was a visit arranged by Neil my son, for me. I came out with the very  first party in 1938, I had a positive … Continue reading

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“The Spotty Urchin.” By Michael Pass

Michael writes on his time, Schooling at Molong and Fairbridge. By all accounts. “A bit of a lad.” Ed. In 1950, I arrived as a spotty urchin, from England into a strange land of sunshine, flies and some 200 other … Continue reading

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