London: Oxford University Press, 1937. First edition, original cloth boards, b&w frontis portrait plate, b&w plates,endpaper maps, pp xv, 239. Ex-library with usual markings and an institutional library plate rear board; slightly shaken, some foxing, small light stain upper front board. Uncommon.
Describes the establishment and development of Fairbridge Farm School, near Pinjarra in the south-west. The school was begun by Kingsley Fairbridge and his wife Ruby Fairbridge and opened in 1912. From 1913 to 1982 it was home to a total of 3,580 children who came to Fairbridge under various child migration schemes [some of whom were falsely told they were orphans]. Item #102535
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