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New South Wales - Archival Series

Children's files (1938 - 1973)

Fairbridge Farm School


The following information is contained on the files: name of child; child's date of birth, and in some cases a Certificate of Birth; religion; education and scholastic ability; character; illnesses; name of mother (if known); name of father (if known); and where child came from. Following the child's arrival at the Fairbridge Farm School, the information kept on the file would include: school records; an index to letters to and from the child; and medical and dental records. In some cases there is information about employment placements.

Quantity: 900 files (approx.)


Access Conditions

Access to these records is restricted. People wishing to access restricted records can either contact their nearest Community Services Centre to apply or they can post the information; an application form must be completed together with proof of identity provided..

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Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing