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Learning domestic science on the Fairbridge Farm School.

Learning domestic science on the Fairbridge Farm School.

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Mr Kitson, agent-general for Western Australia, talks to two young children who are about to emigrate from the Fairbridge Farm Schools in England to the Kingsley Fairbridge Farm Schools in Western Australia. They are aboard the liner 'Ormonde'

On their own: Britain's child migrants

Mr Kitson, agent-general for Western Australia, talks to two young children who are about to emigrate from the Fairbridge Farm Schools in England to the Kingsley Fairbridge Farm Schools in Western Australia. They are aboard the liner 'Ormonde'

First Fairbridge party 1938. Reproduced courtesy Molong Historical Society. The departure - On their own - Britain's Child Migrants

First Fairbridge party 1938. Reproduced courtesy Molong Historical Society. The departure - On their own - Britain's Child Migrants

1950 Child Migrants.   In Australia their smart wardrobes were stripped from them and exchanged for khaki work clothes and bare feet. The children were placed in religious institutions or farming schools where they were subjected to harsh discipline and backbreaking labour. The children were expected to continue in agriculture, and thus received little to no education.

1950 Child Migrants. In Australia their smart wardrobes were stripped from them and exchanged for khaki work clothes and bare feet. The children were placed in religious institutions or farming schools where they were subjected to harsh discipline and backbreaking labour. The children were expected to continue in agriculture, and thus received little to no education.

Migrant children leaving Britain. Australia's Roman Catholic Church publicly apologised on Thursday to British and Maltese child migrants who suffered abuse including rape, whippings and slave labour in religious institutions.

Migrant children leaving Britain. Australia's Roman Catholic Church publicly apologised on Thursday to British and Maltese child migrants who suffered abuse including rape, whippings and slave labour in religious institutions.

Fairbridge farm schools - Google Search

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