• Archival Series

General Records of the Society, Fairbridge-Drake Society

To access these records

Please contact Research Enquiries, Tasmanian Archives:

Postal address: 91 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 5538 or (03) 6165 5541

Website: https://libraries.tas.gov.au/get-help/help-with-research-and-finding-information/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: Tasmanian Archives Series Number, NS1438

Records Location

These records are held by Tasmanian Archives (2011 - current).


The General Records of the Society, deposited by the Fairbridge Drake Society in 1991, concern Tresca, the Fairbridge Home in Exeter between 1958 and 1976. They include administrative records, 13 personal files, photographs, and annual reports.

Access Conditions

Closed B75 years
B75 means that these records are closed to the general public for 75 years from the date of the last entry in them. Although the records are closed, former child migrants may have access to personal and administration files. Other people wishing to access them should apply to the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.


This series includes:

  • An inventory of furniture and equipment, 1958 1977.
  • A general administrative file, 1957-1973.
  • Printed annual reports of the Society, 1925-1985 (with gaps).
  • Photographs – some of these are on the National Library of Australia website and have been included in the Find & Connect entry about Tresca.
  • Slide of a running race.
  • Pamphlets.
  • The story of Kingsley Fairbridge, an autobiography.
  • Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, West Australia, a book.
  • A family register, 1958-1976.
  • 13 personal files

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