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Fairbridge Farm children on the Ormonde 1950 221206pd
Fairbridge Farm children on the Ormonde 1950

Fairbridge Society

ACC 3027A/44: Fairbridge Society Inc. Children's English records 1920-1925
Gives name, age, religion, address in UK, remarks regarding family, ship, description of child from UK.

ACC 3027A/162: Fairbridge Society Inc. Old Fairbridgian Roll 1947
Gives name, dates of birth and arrival, conduct at school, first employment and conduct in employment, what happened to them.

ACC 5037A: Fairbridge Society Inc. Personal Files
Contain details such as date of birth, date of arrival, family background, school reports, details of employment etc. Some files have birth certificates, photographs of the child and correspondence with the child’s family in the United Kingdom.

All Fairbridge personal records are restricted until 1 September 2045. However, Old Fairbridgians will be granted access to their own personal file if they can prove identity eg driver’s licence, passport, birth certificate etc., showing the same name as that on the file. If a change of name has occurred, proof of such change should be produced. Access to records may be granted when a proof of change of name cannot be produced if the Old Fairbridgian can provide other identifying information such as date of arrival to and departure from Fairbridge, names of cottages stayed in etc. If an Old Fairbridgian cannot prove identity; or if next of kin or other close relative of an Old Fairbridgian; or any other requests for access to Old Fairbridgian files, written permission to view must be obtained from:

Old Fairbridgians' Association
Email: fairbridgewa@gmail.com
Address: PO Box 173
Pinjarra WA 6208

Philanthropic Society

4046A/60-69: Series of files compiled by Andrew Gill providing information on the 45 juvenile immigrants sent to Western Australia from England 1848-1854 by The Philanthropic Society
See MN 1299 for a detailed listing of records. The files are restricted and permission to view must be obtained from Andrew Gill.

Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy (later Children's Friend Society)

4046A/70-97: Series of files compiled by Andrew Gill on the children sent to Western Australia from England by The Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy (later The Children’s Friend Society)
See MN 1299 for a detailed listing of records. The files are restricted and permission to view must be obtained from Andrew Gill.

Also see heading Child Evacuees & Migrants in Government Archival Records.