History Of The Fairbridge Settlement

The Fairbridge organisation operated child migration schemes for underprivileged British children in Canada, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), West Australia and New South Wales from 1912 until 1980.

The Fairbridge Farm School near Molong operated from 1938 until 1974 during which time about 1000 boys and girls passed through the school and were trained to be “farmers and farmers’ wives”.

Thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge and the Farm School, Molong.


A new CD Rom by Ian Bayliff and David Hill documents the history of the Fairbridge settlement and features photographs, plans and drawings.

To purchase a CD Rom, please contact Ian Bayliff at the Fairbridge Heritage Association at: ianbayliff@hotmail.com.  The CD Rom is for sale for $15 (includes postage and handling).

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