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Farm School Moulds New Future for Young Migrants

The daily activities at Fairbridge Farm, a boarding school for migrant children at Molong, NSW.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 14 | Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Ship ÒOrionÓ. Bagpipe band on wharf. Migrants wave from ship. Group of English children, some orphans sitting on deck of ship. Train on railway platform. Children alight and are greeted by workers from the Fairbridge Farm at Molong. Children outside classrooms and walking through fields. Women, the ÒCottage MothersÓ greet children. Boy given an injection by doctor. Boys milking cows in dairy. Boy with piglet, pig in pen nearby. Children dip sheep. Wedding car driving along country road. An ex-student has wedding ceremony on the farm. A bride and groom with flower girl are cheered on by the residents of Fairbridge. Children stack bundles of hay supervised by teacher.
Access No. 1262 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1940s | Molong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |