The Fairbridge Society Inc (London) was established in Oxford, England in 1908 by Kingsley Fairbridge, and was initially known as the Child Emigration Society of Oxford. The Fairbridge Society was a philanthropic society that sponsored and implemented schemes for the emigration of children from Britain to its colonies, including Australia. The Fairbridge Society ran or was involved in running various Farm Schools and Homes around Australia, beginning with the Fairbridge Farm School at Pinjarra in Western Australia in 1913. In South Australia, the Fairbridge Society opened Drapers' Hall in 1962. Drapers' Hall closed in 1981. Draper's Hall was the last Fairbridge institution to open, and, along with Pinjarra, it was the last to close. In 1987 the Fairbridge Society, in conjunction with the Drake Fellowship, formed a youth charity entitled Fairbridge Drake to assist marginalised and disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom.
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